Jewish Center & Federation
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June film is Israeli comedy
The JCF’s film for June is The Policeman, an Israeli comedy by the famed writer and director Efraim Kishon.
Shaike Ophir stars as Constable Avraham Azulai, a kind policeman—too kind. His love for everyone is matched only by his loyalty to the Jaffa police force.
Unfortunately, he’s not a good police officer. He feels sorry for small-time crooks and lets them off the hook. He even pays for the speeding tickets that he issues.
The police department celebrates when his contract is ending, but the criminals of Jaffa know that, without him on the force, their whole operation could disintegrate.
So they design a perfect crime for him to solve, prove his worth, and keep his job—if only he were competent enough to solve it.
The Policeman was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign-language film, and won the Golden Globe award for best foreign-language film.
It’s in Hebrew with English subtitles. We’ll see it on Monday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free.