As you might’ve seen in our recent feature, 20 Films About Doubles And Doppelgangers, two heads are not always better than one. However, in the thriller “Youth,” it’s a pair of twin brothers who decide they need to combine forces, if they want to help solve the financial woes of their family.
In director Tom Shoval‘s Jerusalem Film Festival winner (Best Israeli Feature, Best Actor, Best Editing) and Israeli Film Academy Award nominee (Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Editing, Best Casting), he tells the story of Yaki and Shaul (played by real-life brothers Eitan and David Cunio) who decide on rather rash scheme to kidnap a woman and hold for ransom, to raise money for their parents who may lose their home to debt. And in this clip we see the brothers planning something, while on the phone, the reality of their parents’ situation is made very clear.
“Youth” will have its U.S. premiere at the New Directors/New Films festival running March 19-30 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Museum of Modern Art. Watch below.