Une bouteille à la mer, a tender story

in CineTV8 months ago


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This is a French-Israeli film directed by Thierry Binisti and based on the novel of the same name written by Valérie Zenatti.

The story follows a young woman named Tal, played by Agathe Bonitzer, who lives in Jerusalem and decides to send a bottle with a message to the Gaza Sea as an attempt to establish contact with an unknown Palestinian.

As the plot unfolds, Tal begins to receive replies from the mysterious Palestinian through emails.

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Through this correspondence, the two characters explore themes such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tolerance and hope for a better future.

The film attempts to tackle serious and complex issues, but in my opinion, it falls a little short in its execution.

The narrative is predictable and the characters fail to connect with me emotionally.

Furthermore, I find it a bit naïve to think that a simple bottle in the sea can solve the problems of such a deep-rooted and complex conflict.


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