6.8/10
246
1 user 1 critic

Me'Ahorei Hasoragim (1984)

R | | Drama | 15 February 1985 (USA)
In Israel's Central Prison, the security officer is corrupt, supplying drugs and stirring the hatred between Jewish and Arab prisoners to his advantage. Uri, in for 12 years for armed ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Policeman (1971)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Azulai is a policeman in Jaffa, whose incompetence is only matched by his soft-heartedness. His superiors want to send him to early retirement, but he would like to stay on the force, and ... See full summary »

Director: Ephraim Kishon
Stars: Shaike Ophir, Zaharira Harifai, Avner Hizkiyahu
Sallah (1964)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The sharp, often hilarious satire that became the most successful film in Israeli history is about new immigrants Sallah and his family, who are left in a shack near their promised ... See full summary »

Director: Ephraim Kishon
Stars: Topol, Geula Nuni, Gila Almagor
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to ... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Yehoram Gaon, Gila Almagor, Assi Dayan
Ha-Mashgihim (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Meni Yaish
Stars: Roy Assaf, Gal Friedman, Itzik Golan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Sergio Konstanza, a Swindler, owes money to Mr. Hasson. He escapes to the desert where he joins a wacky army reserve unit whose Sergeant is engaged to one of Mr. Hasson's Daughters.

Director: Assi Dayan
Stars: Yisrael Poliakov, Gavri Banai, Shaike Levi
Beaufort (2007)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of a group of Israeli soldiers stationed in an outpost prior to the withdrawal of forces of 2000.

Director: Joseph Cedar
Stars: Alon Aboutboul, Adi Adouan, Ya'akov Ahimeir
Kazablan (1973)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An embittered gang leader seeks the respect of his neighbors and the love of a young woman.

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Yehoram Gaon, Efrat Lavie, Arieh Elias
Camila (1984)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg
Stars: Susú Pecoraro, Imanol Arias, Héctor Alterio
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be ... See full summary »

Director: Dover Koshashvili
Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov
Campfire (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of one woman's personal battle for acceptance, but also a portrait of a political movement that has forever affected millions of lives in the Middle East.

Director: Joseph Cedar
Stars: Michaela Eshet, Hani Furstenberg, Moshe Ivgy
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border.

Director: Eytan Fox
Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi, Assi Cohen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.

Director: Nir Bergman
Stars: Orly Silbersatz Banai, Maya Maron, Nitai Gvirtz
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Uri
...
Issan (as Mohammed Bakri)
...
Assaf
...
Pitoosy
...
'Nightingale'
...
Yechiel (as Roberto Pollak)
Haim Shinar ...
Hoffman
Naffi Salach
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yussuf Abed A'Nur ...
Rashid
Avi Abuav ...
Jailer
Ali Al'Azaari ...
Hassan
Eliezer Albala ...
Gezer
Muhamad Ali ...
Issam's Brother
...
Song contest host
Edit

Storyline

In Israel's Central Prison, the security officer is corrupt, supplying drugs and stirring the hatred between Jewish and Arab prisoners to his advantage. Uri, in for 12 years for armed robbery, and Issan, in for 50 years for PLO violence, command the respect of their cells. When the Arabs are framed for the murder of a Jewish prisoner and a young inmate commits suicide rather than lie about what happened, Uri and Issan form an unlikely partnership, leading the security block on a strike. Prison officials try to break it. In the background are Uri's daughter and Issan's wife, women of beauty and passion who embody the distance from inside a cell to the outside. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 February 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Law  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in A History of Israeli Cinema (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
uncompromising cell block melodrama
7 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

Even without the giveaway English title ('Beyond the Walls') it's obvious this powerful Israeli prison drama is only a microcosm of a much a much larger conflict. But what's surprising is that so political a film can also be so impartial: the anonymous penitentiary is not just a setting where Arabs and Jews are forced to coexist, but also a place where no one is innocent, where PLO bombers rub shoulders with Israeli rapists and drug addicts. Because of the uncompromising subject matter it's not always an easy film to watch, but director Uri Barbash should be commended for making a strong statement without allowing it to dominate the storyline. The political overtones legitimize (and humanize) what might have been just another cellblock melodrama, suggesting that hatred may be politically expedient (the authorities encourage it to keep the prisoners at each other's throats), but mutual survival depends on cooperation, in this case by a joint Arab/Israeli hunger strike.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page