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WATCH: Electrifying U.S. Trailer for Amos Gitai’s Political Thriller ‘Rabin, The Last Day’ (EXCLUSIVE)

WATCH: Electrifying U.S. Trailer for Amos Gitai's Political Thriller 'Rabin, The Last Day' (EXCLUSIVE)

In “Rabin, The Last Day,” director Amos Gitai combines archival footage and staged re-enactments to examine the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Yitzhak Rabin in Tel Aviv on November 4, 1995, creating what The Playlist’s Jessica Kiang called “a deeply absorbing… bold and declarative” political thriller—qualities on full display in the electrifying U.S. trailer. The film which screened in Venice and Toronto last year, comes to New York’s Lincoln Plaza Cinema on January 29 from distributor Kino Lorber, with a planned national rollout to follow. 

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Gitai, who served in a rescue unit in the 1973 Yom Kippur War (depicted in his film “Kippur”), uses the subject of Rabin’s assassination—now more than twenty years distant—to pose provocative questions about the contours of a political culture in which such grave acts are possible, then and now. On the basis of this trailer, it seems clear that Gitai continues to excavate history, as he has throughout his career, in the hope he won’t have to relive it.  

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