February 3, 2010 (NY)
Studio: Kino Lorber
Director: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
Screenwriter: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
Starring: Shahir Kabaha, Ibrahim Frege, Fouad Habash, Nisrine Rihan, Youssef Sahwani, Ranin Karim, Eran Naim, Scandar Copti
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: Not Available
Review: 8.5/10 rating
DVD Review: Not Available
DVD: DVD | Blu-ray Disc
Movie Poster: Not Available
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Plot Summary: Israel's submission to this year's Oscars: a searing directorial debut by Israeli and Palestinian co-directors whose location filming, use of nonprofessional actors and balanced perspective lend a palpable authenticity to a complex, cross-cultural drama.
The film is set in Jaffa's multi-ethnic Ajami neighborhood, home to Jews, Muslims and Christians. The repercussions of a revenge killing reveal the cultural and religious tensions simmering beneath the surface: two young brothers fear assassination after their uncle wounds a local criminal; a young Palestinian refugee works illegally in Israel to finance his motherís surgery; an Israeli woman and her affluent Palestinian boyfriend dream of building a life together; and a Jewish cop is obsessed with finding his missing brother.
Trailer 1 (2.9.10):
Trailer 2 (3.16.10):