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Haïfa (1996)

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Haifa, nicknamed after the city of his love and hope, goes around and comes around in a Palestinian refugee camp. Although he is everybody's fool, there are many things that only he knows. ... See full summary »

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Haifa (as Mohammed Bakri)
Ahmad Abu Sal'oum ...
Abu Said
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Oum Said (as Hiyam Abbass)
Nawal Zaqout ...
Sabah
Fadi El-Ghoul ...
Siad
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Samira
Khaled Awad ...
Abbas (as Khalid Awad)
George Ibrahim ...
Postman
Mariam El-Hin ...
Haifa's aunt
Mahmoud Qadah ...
Said
Hussam Abu Eisheh ...
Barber
Samer Abu Eisheh ...
Son of the barber
Younis Younis ...
Younis
Osama Masri ...
Television repairman
Samyah Bakri ...
Mother of possible bride 1
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Haifa, nicknamed after the city of his love and hope, goes around and comes around in a Palestinian refugee camp. Although he is everybody's fool, there are many things that only he knows. He is closely related to the family of Abu Said, a former policeman who gains new hopes from the political developments. Oum Said, his wife, hangs her hope on the imminent release of their eldest son, Said, from jail. She tries to find him a bride to secure things for the future. Their youngest son, Siad, is cynical and rebellious. He refuses to believe things. Sabah, the 12 year old daughter is romancing the future and wants to find out what's in it for her. The different stories are interwoven into a very timely insight into the current Palestinian mind. Written by Peter van Vogelpoel <pvvogel@xs4all.nl>

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Dramatic and poetic insight in the mind of the Palestinian people to the background of the current political changes.

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8 August 1996 (Netherlands)  »

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