“LISTENNG IN”— Eavesdropping



Amos Lassen

In just eleven minutes, director Omer Sterenberg tells the story of a soldier in an Israel Defense Forces intelligence unit eavesdropping on a gay Palestinian couple. The complicated relationship between the two fascinates the soldier, and forces him to confront his own sexual identity.

As two men are talking on the phone, their conversation is being monitored by a young IDF soldier tasked with their surveillance. When their erotic bond becomes apparent, the soldier faces a moral dilemma. The film is a powerful look at conscience, the police state and the human voice.

The young soldier listens in on the conversations of Palestinians and he hears one gay couple’s conversations that fascinate him more and more. He realizes that he doesn’t know whether he should follow his feelings.


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