The poster of 'Synonyms', starring Tom Mercier.

'Ignorant, Nasty and Mean-spirited Country': The Rising Israeli Star Who Dared to Play in a Movie Critical of Israel

Tom Mercier, whose performance in 'Synonyms' had international critics comparing him to Marlon Brando, talks about being inspired by Conor McGregor and Beyoncé, and what nude scenes taught him

About two weeks ago, Tom Mercier, the star of the new Israeli film “Synonyms,” went into a bar in Tel Aviv. The film, which last month was awarded the Golden Bear, the top prize at the Berlin International...

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