Youth (Ha'Noar) Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Youth (Ha'Noar)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    CTC.

  • The pitch:

    A black Sabbath.

  • Starring:

    Eitan Cunio, David Cunio, Moshe Ivgy, Gita Amely, Shirili Deshe

  • Directed by:

    Tom Shoval

  • Running time:

    105 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A young girl is grabbed, kidnapped, hooded, dragged, bound, gagged, blindfolded, tormented, threatened, detained, pushed, shoved, held at gunpoint, held hostage, near-choked, near-suffocated. A male is punched, a young boy is wrestled, a male is slapped. Fare evasion, stealing, ransom demand, destroying evidence. Military detainment, rape mentioned. Arguing, screaming, pleading. Machine-gun fire (practice). Blood/gore: Bite wound on hand, scars, bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing. Masturbation.Young men in underwear. Cleavage. Undressing, girl in bra.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Getting drugs mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, slang for bodily functions. Name-calling. Derogatory term for homosexuals. Cultural stereotypes. Religious references. Obscene finger gesture (graffiti).

  • THEMES:

    Kidnapping, brothers, family, desperation, grief, father-son relationships, military service, stalking, victimisation, detainment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased father/husband (suicide). Cat, dog. Vomiting, spitting, urination, toilet. Chicken eaten. Hebrew language (subtitled). Original title is Ha'Noar.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Believable, offbeat, quirky, bold, disturbing, hauntingly observational, strange, strong. Noteworthy performances. 

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Bleak subject-matter.

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