Drama | 19mins | Hebrew (Eng Subs) | 2009
“Tomer and Shmulik are a couple. One evening, during a casual supper, one of them announces he wants to break up. Pain takes over their intimacy and the night takes an unexpected turn.”
Directed by: Tomer Velkoff | Written by: Olga Sitovotsky
Starring: Shmulik Goldstein & Tomer Velkoff
The Traitor (or Haboged) is intimate in its close-up camera angles, real with its grainy film and shocking in its events. It could almost be a home film or an excerpt from a documentary and this makes the climax all the more disturbing; you feel like you’re there. It is focused, refined and well executed of the extremes of a relationship ending.
Things I Liked: 1 - Cinematography style 2 - Naturalistic acting 3 - Disturbing yet effective climax Things I Didn't Like: 1 - Use of storm tropes