chronicle_of_a_kidnap_03_1The short scenes that make up the film offer a glimpse into the challenges Karnit faced in trying to get the Israeli government to negotiate for the release of her husband. The interviews are interspersed with brief scenes of Karnit’s life in which she has become a media-savvy celebrity in Israel, giving television interviews, holding press conferences, giving talks and making trips overseas to meet with and encourage foreign ministers to put pressure on her government. She even has a meeting with Nicholas Sarkozy in France, during which she uses a hidden microphone so the audio was captured and the viewer can hear the French president say, “I will do everything in my power to get your husband back. But I simply cannot speak directly to Hezbollah.

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