Watch Synonyms (2019)

Yoav, a young Israeli, has a one-way ticket to Paris and believes that France is saving her from what he thinks is the madness of her country. Things don't start well because he discovers that his lifestyle is unsuitable for life, but his great expectations leave no room for inadequate adaptation. Wholeheartedly determined to eradicate Jewish-Israeli descent, he refuses to speak Hebrew and obsessively studies his constant companion, the French dictionary. He creates a particularly strong bond with his privileged neighbor, which for Yoav symbolizes the French promise of fraternity. Nothing can satisfy Yoav's determination to be completely French. Based on the true experience of the writer and director Nadav Lapid, SYNONYMS examines the contradictory sphere of passionate nationalism and the challenges of growing roots in a foreign country.... Show more

Synonyms is a simple movie, but it has a lot to offer the viewer. I really recommend to see and put Synonyms on the list of the best films, because Synonyms certainly deserve it. The term 'Best movie' is as you know a relative term. What you or I consider as the best may not even be in someone else's list. So the general rule is to proclaim the one which majority of people like as the best. To me the following can be regarded as some of the greatest movie ever made. Anyway, Comedy may boast of one of the biggest numbers of good movies. The richness of dialogue, which is the power of this image, arouses the respect of the recipient, especially when compared to today's productions, most of them are very poor. Easily the movie with the best dialogues ever. Synonyms is one of the best possible choice for a saturday evening with cinema.... Show more

Release: 2019
Duration: 123 min
IMDb Rating: 6.5