Shadows: When the Past Rules the Present

Shadows: When the Past Rules the Present

Shadows: When the Past Rules the Present is a movie starring Yoram Barak, Avraham Burg, and Michael Melchior. We all know about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, the settlements and the long occupation. But do we...

Running Time
51 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Anne Gyrithe Bonne
Anne Gyrithe Bonne
Avraham Burg, Yoram Barak, Michael Melchior, Hanna Yablonka
Denmark, Israel
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Shadows: When the Past Rules the Present» (16)

Alan avatar

We all know about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, the settlements and the long occupation. But do we understand the obstacles to peace? The documentary film, "Shadows - When the Past Rules the Present" raises the controversial question: "Is the legacy of Holocaust the stumbling block of peace, and can the traumas of the past be broken?" For two years the director followed four leading members of the Israeli peace movement, while racism has grown, peace failed and the gap between us and them widened. The documentary offers unexpected insight: An influential rabbi builds bridges to Muslims and Jihadists. A former prominent politician who turned his back to power is now, as a debater, working for peace. A historian who calls the government's Holocaust teaching "pure pornography" and a psychiatry professor reveals the abuse of the hidden and inherited traumas in society. These positions, which we rarely hear about in the media, are gradually changed during the documentary, as peace again collapses. Shadows of the past and present are taking over, and step by step we see the four main characters facing a reality, they can't control. It is a close up view of people caught by fear and doubt. A controversial and universal story about the stumbling blocks of the past and its influence in the present and the future. The questions raised by the director are far from her Scandinavian background, in matters of conflicts, traumas and religion.

Bobby Ward avatar
Bobby Ward

This movie has a special place in my heart possibly because I've done the work that Anne Gyrithe Bonne has done before! Great choice of actors as well!

Jordan avatar

This movie fires on all cylinders! It was CRAZY! Avraham Burg played his role with enthusiasm but Michael Melchior is...well.. Michael Melchior! It's definitely a Friday night flick

Ethan Ortiz avatar
Ethan Ortiz

And the conclusion! The underlying themes were brought together in the most masterful way I've seen in a while!!!

Diane avatar

I absolutely loved. Michael Melchior in this! The entire thing was amazing from beginning to end!

Cheryl avatar

I loved this movie! It was refreshing!

Sandra Walker avatar
Sandra Walker

New creation of Anne Gyrithe Bonne. His films are waiting with a special look, because it offers something that every day, unfortunately, less and less can be found in the world of mass cinema - an interesting spectacle, filled with meaning, ideas and emotions.

Rachel Nguyen avatar
Rachel Nguyen

Anne Gyrithe Bonne newest film captures everything you can possibly love about going to the movies. It's filled with wonderful characters!

Denise Montgomery avatar
Denise Montgomery

Avraham Burg and Michael Melchior give great performances. The plot is sometimes heartbreaking, but mostly interesting and it's easy to get into and get into the characters on their journey through this movie.

Andrea avatar

Michael Melchior is one of those stars that consistently provides a good, entertaining movie.

Patrick H. avatar
Patrick H.

looooooved this movie

George avatar

The best movie I've seen in a long long time. Beautifully written and executed. Seriously. Amazing.