Time of Favor (Hahesder) 2000 DVD-Israeli Movie
Winner of Six Israeli Academy Awards! A violent plot to assume Jewish control of the Temple Mount. Hebrew, English subtitles PAL(EURO) system available ONLY
Time of Favor is a timely, gripping thriller. Pini, a brilliant young settler, takes the teachings of his charismatic rabbi literally, and masterminds a violent plot to assume Jewish control of the Temple Mount by blowing up the Dome of the Rock mosque. Menachem is Pini's best friend and rival for the rabbi's daughter, Michal, whose father has planned for her to marry Pini. Menachem is an army officer in the Hesder Yeshiva program, which combines yeshiva studies with service in a combat unit. When he discovers Pini's plot, Menachem's allegiances are put to the test.
Writer/director Joseph Cedar was raised in an Orthodox home and lived for a year in a settlement on the West Bank. The film is a study of the motivations behind messianic nationalism, a movement that is willing to take Israel to the brink.
- Language: Hebrew
- Original Release date: 2000
- Media: PAL DVD (EUR)
- Runtime: 1 hr 40 min