Israeli Film: The Flat
The Flat, a film by Arnon Goldfinger
It all begins with the flat of the title, an apartment in Tel Aviv belonging to Gerda Tuchler, the grandmother of director Arnon Goldfinger. When she died at the age of 98, her apartment in Tel Aviv, where she had lived with her husband since they left Nazi Germany in the mid-thirties, was left to the family. Thus, the entire family gathers to decide how to dispose of the possessions of a lifetime, seven decades of which were spent in that one space. But between the stacks of objects, images and letters that filled the apartment, there were disturbing traces of the past, complex and unbelievable. What began as a simple evacuation of an apartment developed into a mystery that involves stretching of interests between – national companies across enemy lines, deep family feelings well suppressed, and even secrets that may have been better not to expose.
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