Zimzum (2002)

Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - Israel  |  
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Uriel (Assi Dayan of Time of Favor, son of former Israeli defense minister Moshe Dayan) is a former general in the Israeli army. He's split with his wife, and takes his mistress, Mona (Tinkerbell, also from Time of Favor), nearly half his age, for a weekend in the country with his old friends, Moti (Yair Rubin), who served in his unit, and Moti's wife, Brakha (Rivka Michaeli). Things start going wrong for the couple before they arrive at the remote avocado grove. Mona is nervous about being accepted by Uriel's friends. Then Uriel's cell phone stops working. The car radio only plays a strange humming sound, which Mona finds oddly soothing. Nearing their destination, they're stopped by a pugnacious guard, who claims that the area is on alert for a terrorist attack. When they arrive at the house, Moti and Brakha are nowhere to be found. While Uriel goes to look for them, Mona sits in the backyard. Two bald strangers in black robes appear in the distance and helpfully point out the location of the spare key to the house. Mona turns to say thanks, but the men have disappeared. As the evening wears on, Brakha expresses her disapproval of Uriel's new relationship, Mona learns some unpleasant truths about Uriel's military service, Moti's dog attacks him, and the local townspeople form an armed posse to look for the thieves who have stolen Moti's irrigation equipment. Things get strange. There seems to be a supernatural force at work, and the friction grows between Uriel and Mona. The Glow, written and directed by Igal Bursztyn, was shown at New Directors/New Films in 2003.