RABIN, THE LAST DAY (Theatrical Release USA 2016)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Starsìììì

Rabin, the Last Day follows the events of November 4, 1995, the day Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated. This documentary is a very good study in the perils of leadership, the balancing of power, and the necessary courage required for leaders to move forward despite their extremely tenuous hold on life when decisions are not well received. This documentary contains outstanding re-enactments as well as terrific archival footage to make its points. The film is a very good choice of cultural study for anyone studying Judaism. It’s a documentary of excellence.

Storyline

Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s last hours before his deadly assassination are detailed in this documentary.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Amos Gitai for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Shuki Friedman, Gadi Levy, Benoît Quainon for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Head of the Commission (Yitzhak Hizkiya), Commission Member (Pini Mittelman), Commission Member (Michael Warshaviak), Commission Lawyer (Einat Weitzman), Rabin’s Assassin (Yogev Yefet), Rabin’s Driver (Tomer Sisley), Commission Lawyer (Ronen Keinan), Hospital Director (Tomer Russo), and Attorney General (Uri Gottlieb).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The documentary is exceptionally well done and seems to show a remarkably delicate balance that needs to be maintained between Israel’s religious and political ideological groups.

Ben Meyers

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