Israeli journalist Shlomo Slutzky, returns home to Argentina to cover the trial of General Menéndez, charged with mass murders during the 1970's dictatorship. The professional reporting assignment for Israeli television soon leads Shlomo on a personal journey through Argentina, Spain and Israel, re-tracing the footsteps of his old friends from the Jewish movement. Friends who in 1976 chose to join the guerrilla forces while Shlomo chose to immigrate to Israel. Many of these friends were imprisoned, tortured and killed. Shlomo survived.
Produced and directed by: Shlomo SlutzkyCo-Produced by: Yehuda Bitton, Ruth Dawni Dror & Demian BurakWritten by: Alejandra Marino & Shlomo SlutzkySponsored by: Israel Channel One, INCAA ArgentinaLanguage: Spanish and Hebrew with English subtitles
Problems That Leftists Have
Ofer Matan, Maariv, Jan 12, 2012
When Argentinean Jews who fought against the military dictatorship had to make a choice between their loyalty to the cause or to Israel, filmmaker Shlomo Slutsky chose Israel.
32 years later he returns home to make a film about the friends who stayed behind.
Filmmaker Shlomo Slutsky’s account of his return to Argentina, and his conversations with old friends, make this film not only moving, but of historical importance as well.
Gili Izikovitch, Haaretz, Jan 15, 2012
Filmmaker and journalist Shlomo Slutsky’s life might have been very different if he had not moved to Israel, joined a kibbutz, served in the Israeli army and raised a family here. NO FULL STOP is a film about the life he could have had. It is the life that many of his friends did have as they stayed behind in Argentina during the dictatorship.
Questions that the film raises include pitting Judaism against a secular political identity, betrayal of ideas vs. the betrayl of friends. Does your conscience lead you away from your childhood friends or take you away from your religion.