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Based on the fast-paced trailer for Amos Gitai’s “Rabin, The Last Day,” the upcoming film looks to be part action thriller and part courtroom drama, encompassing the events leading up to the murder of Yitzhak Rabin and the subsequent investigation.
The official synopsis reads: “A commission’s investigation into the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin reveals a dark and frightening world: a subculture of hate fueled by hysterical rhetoric, paranoia and political intrigue.”
The trailer above is stylistically dark with grim lighting and a heavy industrial sounding score that might remind viewers of David Fincher, and it uses real news footage to add realism to the reenactment. The film’s Israeli distributor United King hopes to release the film on November 4 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Rabin’s assassination. No U.S. release date has been set, though the film will play festivals in Venice and Toronto this September.