Action movie with Israeli setting

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.

Author: Omer Zak

I am deaf since birth. I played with big computers which eat punched cards and spew out printouts since age 12. Ever since they became available, I work and play with desktop size computers which eat keyboard keypresses and spew out display pixels. Among other things, I developed software which helped the deaf in Israel use the telephone network, by means of home computers equipped with modems. Several years later, I developed Hebrew localizations for some cellular phones, which helped the deaf in Israel utilize the cellular phone networks. I am interested in entrepreneurship, Science Fiction and making the world more accessible to people with disabilities.