Shai Avivi (shown below, right, and at bottom) with an bizarre combo of absolute entitlement and anger, this character soon becomes indelible. And shocking. You feel for him, of course. Hey, he's grieving. But you would also understand any of the other characters punching this guy to kingdom come.
Evgenia Dodina, above and below) who grieves a bit more sedately but is still herself overcome with hurt and anger, puts up with her hubby, and before long you can see and feel the huge bond that holds them. Grief can take many forms, it is true. Still, the husband's actions during the first half to maybe two-thirds of the film are so simultaneously awful and darkly comic, you'll find yourself guffawing in surprise, while never losing touch with what is under the surface of all this.
Tomer Kapon (second from left, above) proves a delight in the role. His interactions with mom, and even more so with dad, are highlights here.
Oscilloscope, the movie opens here in South Florida this Friday, May 12, at AMC Aventura and the Coral Gables Art Cinema (the Miami Beach Cinematheque will offer the film one week later on May 19); at The Last Picture Show/Tamarac; and in Palm Beach County at the Living Room Theatres, the Regal Shadowood 18, and the Movies of Delray and Movies of Lake Worth. The movie opens elsewhere, too, so wherever you are, click here then scroll down to find a theater near you.,