The Kind Words

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The Kind Words
Directed by Shemi Zarhin
Written by Shemi Zarhin
Starring Rotem Zissman-Cohen
Roy Assaf
Music by Daniel Scott
Cinematography Ronald Plante
Edited by Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Release date
  • 28 May 2015 (2015-05-28)
Country Israel
Language Hebrew

The Kind Words (Hebrew: המילים הטובות‎) is a 2015 Israeli drama film directed by Shemi Zarhin. It was nominated for Best Film at the 2015 Ophir Awards.[1] It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.[2]


After the death of their mother, three Jewish Israeli siblings discover the man who raised them might not be their biological father. They plan to visit their aunt in France to learn the truth, but she evades their questions. Later, they find out the man they were looking is an Algerian, Maurice Leon, but he himself doesn't reveal who he his or his religion.



  1. ^ "2015 Ophir nominations announced". The Jerusalem Post. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Sandra Bullock's 'Our Brand Is Crisis,' Robert Redford's 'Truth' to Premiere at Toronto". Variety. Retrieved 23 August 2015.

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