Yesterday at night, there was an action movie in Israeli TV Channel 2 – “The Order Secrets”, starred by Jean-Claude van-Damme. What was so special in it was that at last I got to see a classical action movie, with life-disruptive car run-down in Israeli streets, and with involvement of Israeli policemen.
Viewing the movie felt like seeing a James Bond movie in Israeli setting. The protagonist was not womanizer the way James Bond was. Women were not figuratively harmed during the narrative, and he combined exploiting & falling in love with the same woman.
However, most of the run-downs were in central and east Jerusalem, and my childhood was in west Jerusalem. Oh well, it would have been cool to catch a glimpse of one of the houses, in which I lived during my childhood, in one of the car run-downs.
Another remarkable feature of the movie was that it did not shed sympathetic light on the Israeli police. There was a corrupt police officer, who looked like a hired gun; and a woman police officer, who defected to the “other side” (even though the “other side” was the morally right one).
There was also the cliche of dressing like an Hasid in order to escape Police and gaining the collaboration of true Hasidim for this purpose. I am not happy with the grain of truth, upon which this cliche is based.