Rabin, The Last Day

Itzhak Rabin's murder ended all efforts of peace, and with him the whole left wing of Israel died. The movie shows the last of his days as prime minister, and what led to his murder.

153 minutes
Amos Gitai

Shown at

  1. 15th Annual Ventura County Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  2. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  3. Brussels Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  4. JewishFilm - 2016
  5. Judaica - Mostra de Cultura e Cinema - 2016
  6. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2016

8 Responses

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Rabin, The Last Day’: Venice Review

    Twenty years ago, the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, while the Oslo peace talks with Palestine were in progress, was an event that changed the world. Long but fascinating, director Amos Gitai’s reenactment of the tragedy Rabin, The Last Day is a both a political thriller and a work of conscience that shows Rabin as a just and righteous leader fighting for consensus at home while right wing parties undermine his efforts and extremist religious leaders call for his death. Even as an anniversary tribute, however, it is unsettling in its depiction of the dark underbelly of the country, where a culture of hate paved the way for violence and tragedy. Its bow in Venice competition should be followed by good festival exposure, though at a leisurely running time of 153 minutes, only those sincerely interested in the topic need apply.


  2. jewishfilmfests says:

    Rabin, the Last Day review: ‘exhaustive and exhausting’

    Venice: Festival favourite Amos Gitai’s deep delve into the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is gripping but gruelling


  3. jewishfilmfests says:

    ‘Rabin, the Last Day’: An important film

    In his complex and seemingly disorganized way, director Amos Gitai has crafted a memorial of the Israeli PM’s murder and the incitement that preceded it, as well as a stinging indictment of today’s politicians. From this perspective, ‘Rabin, the Last Day’ touches the raw nerves in Israeli society without resorting to clichés.


  4. jewishfilmfests says:

    Venice entry ‘Rabin, The Last Day’ probes an Israeli trauma

    While everyone knows who pulled the trigger, director Amos Gitai’s film on Israeli PM’s murder tackles broader questions of responsibility


  5. jewishfilmfests says:

    ‘A Moment of Hope’: Amos Gitai Talks About Rabin, the Last Day

    In Amos Gitai’s latest masterpiece Rabin, the Last Day, the moment when all hope for peace in the Middle East was lost seems to clearly coincide with the day Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was brutally murdered. It is the spark that started the chaos that we find ourselves in these days, with Palestinians fighting the Israelis and Israelis fighting the Palestinians and occasionally turning against their own. It was a tragic day that November 4th, 1995, one that changed the course of history and destroyed all hope for a meaningful dialogue between two people who each have their own valid points and who both strangely belong in each other’s home. As with anything in life, Israel and Palestine is a conversation that should take place within those human shades of grey, not with the typical finger pointing, rife with violence and fear.


  6. jewishfilmfests says:

    Kino Lorber acquires ‘Rabin, The Last Day’

    Israeli director Amos Gitai’s latest film chronicles events surrounding the final days of the assassinated Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.


  7. jewishfilmfests says:

    ‘Rabin, The Last Day’ Makes Oliver Stone’s ‘JFK’ Look Stone-Cold Sober

    Amos Gitai’s polemical new documentary—opening in U.S. theaters Friday—on the 1995 assassination that rocked Israel sacrifices facts in favor of sensation


  8. jewishfilmfests says:

    Israeli director Gitai looks back 20 years to Rabin killing

    As one of Israel’s most prominent and prolific filmmakers, director Amos Gitai has spent a career chronicling his country’s turbulent history. In his latest project, he covers one of its most traumatic days: the assassination 20 years ago of Prime Minister Yiitzhak Rabin by a Jewish extremist opposed to his peace efforts with the Palestinians.


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