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Chronicle of a Disappearance (1996)

| Drama | 1996 (Israel)
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Nazira Suleiman ...
Mother
Fuad Suleiman ...
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The Man
Juliet Mazzawi ...
The aunt
Fawaz Eilemi ...
Abu Adnan
Leonid Alexeenko ...
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Iaha Mouhamad ...
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Stephan Abib ...
Radio and Phone Voice
Nawal S. Abu Kartoumah ...
Whisling scene the couple
Mahmoud Abu Khamis ...
Men exanging cigarettes
Bassam Abu Nassar ...
Customer
Ibrahim Abu-Jummah ...
Man with Dentures
Haim Adri ...
Radio and Phone Voice
Walid Aun Ali ...
Whisling scene the couple
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a beautiful true story
10 March 2004 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Do you think it's easy to make a film about palestino-israelian relationships which is not full of violence, hate and bitterness ? Well, Elia Suleiman did it. His camera is his eye, and he is just not commenting what he is seeing (how could one comment the Middle East ?)But his silence is eloquent enough ! Dear Dzong from Washington, we're not more in the Middle Ages, and today, a piece of art doesn't necessary need characters and dialogues to be valuable and beautiful. This is a film full of a kind of a nostalgy, a longing for a lost peace, a walk in a someone's childhood. I found it excellent.


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