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The Law in These Parts

Not Rated In Theaters 11/14/2012 , 101min.
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Village Voice
Dialectical and precise to the point of exhaustion, The Law in These Parts applies a cold anger to one of the geopolitical world's most passionate discords. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
Justice is blind - but there are cases where fingers start weighing down the scales. That's the j'accuse that Ra'anan Alexandrowicz's documentary puts forth regarding Israel's rule of law in its post-'67 occupied territories. Full Review
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
The Law in These Parts more than accomplishes its goal of provoking a discussion about imposing laws on people who have no say in making them. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
Ra'anan Alexandroricz's documentary uses a simple framework - a starkly photographed series of interviews with nine retired judges and lawyers instrumental in administering the often arbitrary laws - to deliver a provocative examination of the nature of justice. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Directed by Ra'anan Alexandrowicz and winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, this is the second superb Israeli documentary (after "The Gatekeepers") to come to town in less than a month and deal fearlessly with an aspect of that country's legal and political system. Full Review

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