The policeman, Yaron, stands in the center of a group of elite policemen, belonging to the Israeli Anti Terrorist unit. He and his fellow unit members are the weapon the state is pointing at its opponents, the “Arab enemy”. Yaron worships his unit, the male comradery, his muscular body, his beauty. At the same time, Yaron is excited because his wife is expecting their baby very soon. An encounter with a radical, violent and extraordinary group will confront him with the Israeli class war, as well as with the war within his own soul.
Special Jury Prize, FF Locarno, Best Film, Best Director - International Selection, BAFICI, New Directors Prize - San Francisco IFF
Nadav Lapid studied philosophy and history and worked as a sports and culture journalist, a television critic and documentary cinematographer. He graduated at the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem. His short films were screened in Cannes, Berlin and Locarno. He participated in the Festival de Cannes Residence, where he wrote the script for POLICEMAN.