A ferociously funny movie about the existential angst of an expat. Yoav, a disaffected young Israeli, flees Tel Aviv for Paris to start a new life. Desperate to erase his origins, Yoav sees France as his only hope for salvation. He vows not to utter a single word of Hebrew, his French dictionary becoming his constant companion. He is swiftly befriended by a strange young French couple who enmesh him in a very Parisian love triangle. Based on writer-director Nadav Lapid's own experiences, Synonyms explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place.
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Israelis -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Motion pictures, French.
Romantic comedy films.
Ben Saïd, Saïd, film producer.
Chevillote, Louise, actor.
Dolmaire, Quentin, actor.
Kino Lorber, Inc., publisher.
Komplizen Film, production company.
Lapid, Haim, 1948- screenwriter.
Lapid, Nadav, 1975- film director, screenwriter.
Mercier, Tom, actor.
Merkt, Michel, 1972- film producer.
Pie Films (Firm), production company.
SBS Films (Firm), production company.