'Babylon Blues': Scripted Documentary or Real-life Drama?

Partly a movie, partly a documentary about the production process, 'Babylon Blues' uniquely blurs the boundaries between fiction and reality.

Within the first few minutes of “Babylon Blues” ‏(“Reach Poalim”‏), after the film’s title appears on the screen, it’s clear that something is unusual. Instead of a standard list featuring the names of the actors, a caption declares: “Shai, cinematographer ‏(35, Tel Aviv‏)” and a young man appears on the screen near an abandoned bus, holding a light meter and measuring the amount of light; “Elad, lighting...