Con movies are an old favourite of Hollywood. Immerging like clock work ever year with a star-studded cast of quick talking wise guys, glamorous girls, shinny backgrounds, fast-moving camera action and non-linier plots to keep audiences on their exhilarated heels. With American Hustle, director David O. Russell throws his hat in the ring of this long-standing genre.
One of the most notable elements of the film, is its aside from the well-told political tension of the region; opting in favour to sway away from politics and instead pull focus on the every day and social interactions of Israel and its people. The World is Funny is not only a terrific Israeli film, but also a universal and intrinsically humanistic one.