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Drama, Foreign, Thriller | 2015

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Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud, Syrus Shahidi, Alka Balbir, Tony Harrisson, Olivier Sitruk, Matthieu Boujenah

Synopsis: January 20, 2006: After dinner with his family, Ilan Halimi gets a call from a beautiful girl who had approached him at work and makes plans to meet her for coffee. Ilan didn t suspect a thing. He was 23 and had his whole life ahead of him. The next time Ilan s family heard from him was through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom in exchange for their son s life. Based on a book co-written by the victim s mother, Ruth Halimi, director Alexandre Arcady s cinematic adaptation offers a harrowing view into his ordeal: from his kidnapping and torture at the hands of the Gang of Barbarians, to the nearly 700 phone calls, insults, and threats received by his family. Meanwhile the Parisian police fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors.

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Winner
Lila Award
Jerusalem Film Festival
2014
Official Selection
Toronto Jewish Film Festival
2014

Official Selection
Vancouver International Film Festival
2014

Official Selection
Jewish Film Festival
2014

Official Selection
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
2014

Official Selection
UK Jewish Film Festival
2014

Official Selection
Boston Jewish Film Festival
2014

Official Selection
Cucalorus Film Festival
2014

Official Selection
Palm Springs International Film Festival
2015

Official Selection
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival
2015

Official Selection
Cleveland International Film Festival
2015

Official Selection
Sarasota Film Festival
2015

Official Selection
Berkshire International Film Festival
2015