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      God's Neighbors

      2012 1h 38m Drama List
      Reviews 75% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Three men patrol their neighborhood in Israel to ensure people observe Shabbat; Avi leads the trio and is the most-devoted. Later he threatens a young woman then falls in love with her. Read More Read Less

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      Todd McCarthy Hollywood Reporter The film's raw power and controversial content make it a good festival item and will ignite strong reactions among Jewish and Israel-minded audiences. May 24, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Mani Yaesh's "Ha-Mashgihim" explores religious psychology in a somewhat controversial but honest manner. Yaesh introduces us to a group of angry young Israeli men who spend their days nights drinking, smoking hash and partying. During daytime- whenever they aren't playing football- these men pray in a synagogue, learning religious dogma from their rabbi. The funhaving of this group of youngsters also extends to their violent protection of the neighborhood; whenever they see something unholy (a man selling pornographic magazines, a woman wearing too little, someone disrespecting the Sabbath), they do not hesitate to use violence, psychological or physical to teach the transgressor a lesson. "Ha-Mashgihim" ultimately reaches strong motifs of ethnic and religious violence, but never forgets to approach its characters through humanity and an analytical point of view. As a whole the pacing of the story lags a bit and we get to the truly compelling content a bit too late, but when we do get there the narrative delivers. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Three men patrol their neighborhood in Israel to ensure people observe Shabbat; Avi leads the trio and is the most-devoted. Later he threatens a young woman then falls in love with her.
      Director
      Meni Yaesh
      Producer
      Jérôme Bleitrach, Marek Rozenbaum
      Screenwriter
      Meni Yaesh
      Production Co
      Bizibi, Transfax Film Productions
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Hebrew
      Runtime
      1h 38m