Z-List Actor and Israel-Hater David Clennon Does Great Job Promoting Israeli Show
You might recognize actor David Clennon from such shows as…just kidding, you likely won’t recognize actor David Clennon.
You may, however, remember his appearances on here, when he starred in such posts as Z-List Actor David Clennon Announces He Refused to Audition for Movie Produced by Israelis and Z-List Actor David Clennon Suggests He is Unfairly Labelled an Antisemite, Before Showing Why It Is a Fair Label.
Clennon is back to his old tricks, this time asking people to boycott Netflix’s Hit and Run because it is made in Israel.
But if you ask me, he does a great job of making the show sound like must-watch tv.
“Hit and Run” is a successor to “Fauda,” which was produced entirely in Israel, by Israeli television companies. “Fauda” was exotic, absorbing entertainment. Netflix bought the rights and streamed it. “Fauda” was an international commercial success.
A young woman is struck by a car in Israel.
The car speeds away and disappears.
The young woman dies of her injuries.
Through many flashback scenes, we learn that her name was Danielle. She was an American immigrant, a dancer, belonging to the Israeli company Batsheva. In flashback we see Danielle performing with Batsheva. The shots emphasize sex and sensuality.
Danielle’s husband Segev (“Fauda”s Lior Raz), is introduced to us as a somewhat schlubby Israeli tour guide. In flashback we see Segev in the audience at Batsheva performances, grinning with satisfaction at his wife’s erotic gyrations.
In the aftermath of her death, Segev calls Danielle’s father, Martin Wexler, in New York. Wexler (Gregg Henry) is presented to us as a wealthy man involved in politics. Wexler tells Segev that he can’t attend the funeral of his daughter in Israel. His wife, Marcia, Danielle’s mother, is under the weather, and Wexler wants to stay in the city to be sure that she doesn’t get worse, and that she gets good medical treatment.
Segev is baffled. Under the circumstances, his father-in-law’s excuse seems weak.
In Tel Aviv, Segev gets very little information from the police about their investigation into the circumstances of Danielle’s death. He begins to ask questions on his own. His profession of tour guide belies his previous occupation as a special forces operative in the IDF (Israel Defense Force).
When Martin and Marcia Wexler plan a memorial event for their daughter in New York City, Segev flies there to attend. He is surprised to see how quickly his mother-in-law has recovered from her illness. He is introduced to some of his late wife’s American friends, from her youth. Something in the behavior of this gathering, and their histories, as related by Wexler and Marcia, is decidedly off.
Segev must expand the scope of his investigation in Israel, to include New York. He enlists the help of an old lover there, who is savvy about the city’s political and journalistic workings. She warns him that he is endangering himself in trying to solve the mystery of his wife’s death.
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Thank you David for the recommendation. I can’t wait to watch this while digging in to some Israeli Ben & Jerry’s!