“Synonyms” is an internationally co-produced drama film. Nadav Lapid directed the film, Lapid and Haim Lapid did the screenplay, and Michel Merkt, Saïd Ben Saïd produced the film. The production company involved in the films are Pie Films, Arte France Cinema, Rabinovich Foundation, CNC, German Federal Film Board, Institut Français, SBS Productions, Komplizen Film, Israel Cinema Project The film stars Tom Mercier, Louise Chevillotte, and Quentin Dolmaire. It received positive reviews from critics. It grossed $615,592 at the box office.
Release date of Synonyms –
On 13 February 2019, it had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, released in Israel on 28 February 2019, in France on 27 March 2019, by SBS Distribution. On 5 September 2019, by Grand Film in Germany. On 9 September 2019, the film was also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and on 29 September 2019, the New York Film Festival. On 25 October 2019, it was released in the United States
Story of Synonyms –
The film opens with a sequence that might be described as a sideways attempt at psychic suicide. A Israeli traveler named Yoav walks along through the rainy streets of Paris. Along the banks of the Seine, he goes into one of those gorgeous old buildings. He opens the door to a cold and cavernous apartment. In the room, there is no furniture, no bed, but Yoav doesn’t seem to mind the monastic vibe. He began to survey the empty space.
Yoav goes to take a bath. There was a sound next door, and it seems like robbery. He races through the empty flat and slips onto the wooden floor. He roomed few minutes, nacked in the building, and breaks his Airbnb, shivering; he chooses to sink back into the bath and wait for death. Emile and Caroline awakened him the following morning Yoav is reborn. Emile and Caroline are couples that live downstairs. Yoav carries a pocket-size French dictionary so that he can let go his the Hebrew language. This is a story about someone who substitutes one citizenship for another to find that they all basically mean the same thing.