2019 | Docudrama | 123 minutes | Hebrew with English subtitles


Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated on November 4, 1995 by Yigal Amir, a radical ultranationalist, during a political  peace rally supporting the Oslo peace accords. Amir considered any accommodation to the Palestinians to be a betrayal of Israel. Furthermore, Amir labeled Rabin a bigger threat to Israel than the Arabs. As Amir consults with associates in his radical group and with influential rabbis, he is convinced that according to Talmudic law, Rabin must be stopped. He is also pushed by Geula, his like-minded mother. When a relationship with his longtime girlfriend Nava breaks up, Amir is ready to move ahead with his plans. Although a lawyer, Amir has learned the ways of an assassin: he’s proficient in using a semi-automatic weapon and he knows to load it with hollow-point bullets because they do the most damage. The outcome becomes a tragic page in Israeli history.  

Yehuda Nahari Halevi (Yigal Amir) / Anat Ravnitzki (Geula Amir) / Daniella Ktesz (Nava)
Why Stream This Film?
What makes this film a wake-up call is that few of the people Amir interacted with, including esteemed rabbis, challenged his beliefs. Being fully aware of Amir’s intentions, these people chose to do nothing. Do they, in some way, also share the blame?
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 96%
  • Metacritic Score: 77
  • Selected as a New York Times Critic’s Pick
  • Awards of the Israeli Film Academy: Winners, Best Film; Best Actor (Yehuda Nahari Halevi)
  • Ophir Award: Winner, Best Film
  • Israeli entry for the Best International Feature Films, Academy Awards
Those expecting a bombastic diatribe will encounter a film that is anything but. A chilling portrait of how fanaticism can grow and be enabled, this is a matter-of-fact film that moves with an inexorability toward its foregone conclusion.
Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times

The Israeli drama INCITEMENT grabs a third rail and holds on tight. The movie, directed by Yaron Zilberman, presents a discomfortingly close-range depiction of what Yigal Amir saw and heard in the roughly two years before he assassinated Yitzhak Rabin, the prime minister, on November 4, 1995. Zilberman gives the movie an extra charge by fluidly interweaving scenes of the dramatized Amir with news clips of political speeches and rallies. The overall sense is that, with conditions set, incitement is an easy, even passive process—and that Amir’s murder of Rabin is not only a tragedy, but also a cautionary tale.
Ben Kenigsberg

The New York Times



In 1946, Branch Rickey, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, defied the major league color barrier…

read more
Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Abraham Lincoln leaves his Kentucky home for the first when he and two friends are hired to take a boatload of pigs to New Orleans…

read more
All the Way

All the Way

After the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson becomes President of the United States. With the assistance of his wife Lady Bird, and the influence of Martin Luther King Jr., Johnson is fiercely determined to pass the Civil Rights Act before the next election…

read more

If you found this site helpful, please recommend it to a friend. We also welcome your comments. / call 917-439-3364

P.O. Box 20038
New York, N.Y. 10075

Follow us on social media:


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.