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"I drive 180 km / h on all fronts": Ran Danker talks about the crazy year of his life - Walla! Culture

2021-07-24T16:52:51.898Z

Between "Crazy House" and "The X Factor," Ran Danker stars in "One in the Heart," Talia Lavie's new film that came out this weekend. In the interview, he explains how he stays in a good relationship with the exes and why he is happy that Simon Cowell is not a judge by his side and tells for the first time about one of the magical nights in his life



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"I drive 180 km / h on all fronts": Ran Danker talks about the crazy year of his life

Between "Crazy House" and "The X Factor," Ran Danker stars in "One in the Heart," Talia Lavie's new film that came out this weekend.

In the interview, he explains how he stays in a good relationship with the exes and why he is happy that Simon Cowell is not a judge by his side and tells for the first time about one of the magical nights in his life

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Friday, 23 July 2021, 00:24

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From the movie "One in the Heart" (courtesy of Lev Cinema and Spiro Movies)

Ren Danker likes to admit things. He is the last to deny that professionally, late last decade were less good for him. He is also the last to be ashamed to admit that he is now experiencing the complete opposite. "There is now Pik, I'm going 180 mph on all fronts," said the star in an interview with Walla! Culture.



Soon we will see the first Denker judge in a reality show - "X Factor" Network 13, probably will win high ratings, and choose the Israeli representative to Eurovision . Meanwhile, the weekend came here, "one heart" starring one Israeli films coated with the last period, comes from the creator of Talya Lavie, who sponsored the cult film "zero Motivation".



and above all it is about "a madhouse", his hit Who has become one of the most heard in Israel in the past year. "I hardly go to weddings, but from what I see on Instagram, I am currently at every wedding in Israel, because 'Crazy House'We will be the biggest expansion hit right now, "he concludes.



Although Danker does not often attend weddings, he says that he did his own wedding with his partner Itai Weiser "in the living room, with a boxer and without guests except for our childhood," but "One in the Heart" actually begins a moment after a mass wedding, as is customary in Israel.

The actor plays the groom, a graphic designer named Noam, and Abigail Harari his bride.



Among those present and present, his mythological ex and her mythological ex also stood out.

When the envelopes are opened, in the suite of the Jerusalem hotel where they are to spend their wedding night, the bride and groom discover something that undermines the alliance between them before it even has time to form, and this discovery takes them on a night journey through the capital.

The journey will be full of twists and encounters with a variety of characters, but one question will always be in his heart - is monogamy possible?

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"I did the wedding in the living room, with no guests."

Ran Danker (Photo: Reuven Castro)

"I have no exes, only exes, so they refer to what happened as a kind of fate. I am friendly with all of them, I did not leave any wounded on the ground."

“I wonder about monogamy every day in my life,” Danker says. "Right now, she holds, but do I see myself living my whole life in one and clear relationship without other partners? I can not say. This is a question emerging, and our generation is more open to talk about it. Our parents' generation does not understand at all why this is at stake. It's reminiscent of the dynamics in the community, which does not always contain bisexuals, and comes with the attitude of 'if you're gay, you're gay, and if you'm me, then you're gay undecided. I say - 'Identity and gender can be interpreted across an awfully wide arc, and what fun we have that freedom to check and ask.'



The protagonists in the film are complete opposites. The bride is neurotic in the best tradition of Woody Allen's romantic comedies, and you're cool. Which one are you more like?



"I'm much more of a bride than a groom. I'm much more capricious, eating my head and philosophizing. My head is constantly thinking in eight directions at the same time and always wondering if I'm in the right place at the right time. In the end, as much as I wonder and doubt, "Stable, and living at home in complete monogamy with a spouse and two daughters, and I'm very consistent about all that. With all that I leave and explode, in the end I always stay."



The film talks about the mythological ex issue, and since you yourself touch on it in "Crazy House" with the line about Ninet Tayeb, I allow myself to ask what your relationship is with the ex.



"Excellent relationship. Maybe it's because of the matter of coming out of the closet - I have no exes, just exes, so they treat what happened as a kind of fate. I am friends with all of them, I did not leave injured in the field."



How did they react to coming out of the closet?



"There were all kinds of style jokes 'Is it because of me? Was I that bad?'

And so on, but by and large, everyone who knew me a little bit in depth knew my fluidity and my tendency to search and investigate, it did not surprise anyone. "

"The axies joked about coming out of my closet - 'Is it because of me? I was so bad'?"

Ran Danker (Photo: Reuven Castro)

"Once upon a time, 80 percent of what I did depended on what people thought of me. Today, it's twenty percent, and I believe at eighty it would only be eight percent."

Those who come to "One in the Heart" with the expectation of receiving "Zero in Human Relations 2" will be disappointed (for this there is the "Headquarters"). Lavie deals with completely different materials here. But as usual with her, the script is witty, the creative direction and the casting proves itself in a big way, including of course in the case of Danker.



More than with "Zero in Human Relations," the film corresponds with previous works that took place over one night, such as Martin Scorsese's "Night Madness" or Richard Linklater's "Before Sunrise."



In this spirit, I ask Danker what the craziest thing happened to him that night, and he has no answer to that - "I'm too nerdy for such adventures," he concludes. But when I check if he has ever had a romantic night adventure, he actually has a nice answer. Kind of.



"When I was living in New York, I once met someone on the subway," he recalls. "We both came back from Brooklyn to Manhattan, and we were almost alone in the caravan. We started a generic conversation, but immediately there was chemistry between us, and I found myself walking with her around town until sunrise. I think we fell in love with this idea of ​​meeting two strangers. There was something exciting about it. "She seemed to me like a completely scratched person, and another moment like someone I know, because I've already spent a few hours with her after all. We talked about everything. I remember us standing and bursting out laughing because of all sorts of nonsense."



and?



"There was this thought, where is this going to develop? But we did not touch each other, nor did we even hold hands. I do not even remember how it ended. We exchanged phones, but after that night, we never spoke."



Do you regret sometimes?



"I do not remember where she was from, I think there was some hole in America. I could live there now and raise four children with her, but I do not regret everything that happened. Thanks to this experience, I learned something about myself - I am terribly shy in social situations, but still "I was able to open up to her and flow. I had the courage to be thrown with the situation, not ask questions and just be."



Throughout the film, the bride and groom discuss the question - how much do they care what they think.

How much really?



"Once upon a time, 80 percent of what I did depended on what people thought of me. Today, it's twenty percent, and I believe at eighty it will only be eight percent. I still ask myself if they love me, if they think I'm an artist, if they think I'm a good musician or an actor. It's good if you think I'm deep, but it's less dominant than ever. "

everything is open.

Ran Danker (Photo: Reuven Castro)

"What are the similarities between Talia Lavie and Jordi? One of the easy questions they asked me in life"

Like hundreds of thousands of Israeli men and women, Danker also saw "Zero in Human Relations" in cinema in real time. "I went with a good friend, a movie buff like me," he recalls. "Usually, we like to gossip about what we see, but this time I was silent, until a laugh exploded from me and I wanted to get up and shout 'Bravo.' "He spoke to me very much. I was also impressed that there is an ensemble of excellent actresses, from the biggest role to the smallest role, at an almost uniform level."



A few years later, Danker found himself cast by Lavie for his first comedic film role, after impressing in dramatic roles in "Eyes Open," "Restless" and "Doubtful," for example. "I'm a comedian, as Talia calls me, and it was clear to me that the moment would come when I would do a comedy," he says. "In the first audition I managed to make her burst out laughing, and I was very proud that I managed to make her laugh. I was cast first, and then the search for the bride began. I did matching tests with almost every talented actress in Israel. "This time we looked at twenty. There were a lot of options, but Abigail brought something unique."



Your display in the film is the opposite of over-acting. How much is it aimed at?



"The big screen catches our face in a terribly extreme way, and I can not bear extreme expressions. That's not what my face wants to convey. However, I can not say that I was overly aware of the range of motion of my face, because such awareness would destroy me. "The show. Yes, I understood that the storm of emotions takes place deep inside my character, and that she will never externalize this storm. To me, when it comes to a comic response, subtle responses are much more funny."



What was it like working with Talia?



"I come from a relatively flexible perception that you come to photography without necessarily knowing how to lift the glass and how to place it on the table. Talia, on the other hand, knows exactly what she wants. It can be challenging, but on the other hand, I knew she would never. "Cast someone if she's not sure of him one hundred percent, so I was very calm, because I knew she trusted me. There were times I had to repeat the sentence 15 times until I said it to her satisfaction, but I went with her to the end."



Here's a question I never thought I would ask - how do you compare Talia Lavie and Jordi?



"You know what, it's one of the easiest questions I've ever been asked in life. Both, Talia and Jordi, like a bulldog caught on your neck and won't let go. They both know exactly what they want. They're both workhorses who come to work and not to rattle. "They are good in their field. They both have genius, but also modesty. They are not confident in their arrogance that their next thing will be excellent, but they humbly hope for it."

The opposite of over-acting.

Ran Danker in "One in the Heart" (Photo: Yaron Sharaf)

"I keep thinking about getting up and saying, 'Friends, you ate my head, it's me. Let's send me to the Eurovision Song Contest.' Maybe it's still going to happen."

"Zero in human relations" was received here in a rare critical consensus. "One in the Heart" is also receiving a warm welcome, but it seems that this time the reviews will be more mixed. Danker will not have the right to complain - he himself will soon criticize everyone in front of him, in his hat as a judge in "The X Factor".



"You always want everyone to like what they see. Obviously I would like everyone to write 'Bran Danker's brilliant acting show, which reveals new comedic abilities and layers,' and obviously less pleasant to receive another review," he says. "Ultimately, I'm the greatest critic of myself, and I believe this is true of any true artist. I like to read smart reviews, and I think critics have an important role in mediating professional knowledge to the audience. Either way, their word and also my word is "Never the last word. I do not have to tell you that many times, things that received bad reviews were actually successful, and that happened to me with songs as well."



Why did you decide to go to The X Factor?



"I've been offered for many years, and for years I avoided it, because I asked myself 'Who am I to criticize other people?' Give, probably to young people who are just starting their careers. This is not a critique, this is a constructive critique that they can take something from later on. You can dig and discover more layers. "There were years when I would say 'I'm not Aviv Geffen, who am I to judge.' Today I say 'what is mine, and that's a lot.' "A madhouse" swept the country. It gave me the upper hand to say, 'I deserve it, I'm coming. "



Why actually choose the song for Eurovision and not sing it yourself?



"That's a great question,And I keep thinking about getting up and saying 'friends, you ate your head, it's me. Let's send me. ' Maybe that will happen again. "



Did you have any interaction with Simon Cowell?



"I do not remember who it is, I have no idea. There was talk about it before the filming, but beyond that his name was not mentioned, and I am very glad he is not here. It could have shit the judging table, and turned it into something artificial and fake, just for the gimmick. We "Five judges are super opinionated and the range is very wide. We all give one hundred percent."

Who is Simon Cowell?

Ran Danker (Photo: Reuven Castro)

"There is a war of the sons of light with the forces of darkness"

"There are two opposing trends in Israel: openness is growing on the one hand, but conservatism on the other."

Danker talks enthusiastically about "One in the Heart" even though filming ended three years ago, and the original release date was more than a year ago. "Good things keep pulsating in you, and I talk about it like it was done yesterday," the actor says. "I already thought they would take it straight to the small screen, and I'm glad they insisted on the cinema. When I saw it in the cinema, I rediscovered the value of this format. There is something in the collective experience, in the contagious laughter of the audience, that makes the experience more empowering and exciting."



Danker's parents in the film are played by Orly Zilbershtz-Banai (but what) and Meir Suissa. "The father in the film is so square and practical that his son feels he should rebel against him," says the star, the son of actor Eli Danker. "For me, my father is himself a four-year-old boy, an eternal rebel. I am the son of two very open-minded and free parents, artists without red lines. In contrast, all my life I felt I had to be organized in the family, not that I always succeeded."



About a month ago, Ramon Mata Council Chairman Roni Marom used harsh words to speak out against a pride event at the venue, and Ren Danker did not remain obligated, neither in time nor now. "I do not understand how an influential person in Israel can express himself in such an unfortunate way," he declares. "I can not remain silent in the face of such statements, and I do not understand them. Live your life as you wish, leave us and do not interfere. It sucks. There are two opposing trends in Israel: openness is growing on the one hand, but conservatism on the other. For me, It is a struggle between the forces of light and the forces of darkness. "



What changes are you waiting for?



"Implementation of the Surrogacy Law. I really want to do it in Israel. I do not want to spend all my money and time elsewhere, and I very much hope that is where it goes."



Did you go to the fountain when the regime changed?



"No, I think I had a performance that evening, but I was very happy. I waited for it a long time. It is too early to say whether the new government is good or not, but the refreshment was necessary. It is absolutely clear."

"It is too early to say whether the new government is good or not, but a refresh was necessary."

Ran Danker (Photo: Reuven Castro)

Your previous album was less successful. Is there a song from it that you would like to be rediscovered?



"Yeah, a song called 'House.' It's the song coming out of my closet, and the first time I wrote a love song for a man. It's a song that is maybe the other end of 'Crazy House' and it really beats in me."



If not "Crazy House", what's your song of the year?



"Trite, but Noga Erez's 'End Of The Road'. As soon as I heard it I said 'Fuck, that's good.'"



Did you also hear her quarrel with the shadow and his friends?



"I did not read the story in depth, so I am not here to defend it. From acquaintance with her, she is a humane and close person, and I am in favor of people who pass criticism. We really like to uplift people and a second later give them a hammer on the head. Then Nadav Lapid, and soon they will find someone else. "

"It's important to me not only that they don't bury me in a religious ceremony in a cemetery, but that they burn me and then put on a great song and dance."

Ran Danker (Photo: Reuven Castro)

We talked about weddings, so let's end with funerals.

What song will be at your funeral?



"It's important to me not only that they don't bury me in a religious ceremony in a cemetery, but that they burn me and then put on a great song and dance."



A Radiohead song?

I think you once told me that this is your favorite band

.



"No no, I do not want such a sad song. I want a song that will celebrate life."

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