In Between (Hebrew & Arabic w/e.s.t.)", "language Resource":}' component-name='movie Ratings And Warnings Modal Window' modal-link-html='Ratings & Warnings' modal-link-class='text-uppercase cursor-pointer md-ratings-warnings-link' Lalia (Mouna Hawa), Salma (Sana Jammelieh), and Nur (Shaden Kanboura) share an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv.
Lalia, a criminal lawyer with a wicked wit, loves to burn off her workday stress in the underground club scene.
Salma, slightly more subdued, is a DJ and bartender.
Nur is a younger, religious Muslim girl who moves into the apartment in order to studyat the university.
Nur is both intrigued and intimidated by her two sophisticated roommates.
When her conservative fiancé visits, he is horrified by her secular friends, entreating her to hasten their marriage, leave Tel Aviv, and assume her rightful role as a wife.
She refuses, and his violent rebuttal leaves all of the women shaken.
It’s a befuddling tableau to start with, to say the least.But encapsulates and establishes a tone for the rest of the picture tidily.Come and scuttle across the floors of silent seas with Yorgos Lanthimos’ 2015 dystopian tragicomedy .As far as concepts go, you’ll find none more bizarre and original than this absurdist arc.The long and short of it: Eligible singles are relocated to a lavish estate and given approximately 45 days to attract a romantic companion otherwise risk being transmogrified into an animal of their own choosing. It’s science-fiction at its most scathing and socially penetrating.It’s a screenplay that bamboozles expectations and askews and eschews all notions of a traditional romantic comedy. A world-class schlub who’s wife just absconded with another man damning David to this heart-wrenching race against the clock to find a new spouse.He’s deposited into his new bachelor lifestyle and now must keep in the company of a cadre of other equally romantically ill-equipped galoots who are also scrambling to avoid becoming part of a mopey menagerie.It’s all a very trenchant satire on modern day dating and the incumbent anxieties and inanities that are part and parcel with the farce.The singles are bombarded daily by straight-faced propaganda about the ins and outs of successful courtship and couplehood.They are diligently daffy and delivered with the stoicism of an afterschool PSA.It very cannily mirrors the torrent of subtle inveigling we receive via images plastered on billboards and magazines everywhere reinforcing one point: You are not good enough and there is no place in society for sole individuals. Singles can stay their inevitable animal-transformation by brandishing tranquilizer rifles and embarking on group hunts of the free-range escapee singles that inhabit the surrounding woods.