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2 October 2002 (France) See more »
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Separated by a checkpoint, Palestinian lovers from Jerusalem and Ramallah arrange clandestine meetings. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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6 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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A Beautiful Unconventional Palestinian Film See more (48 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Elia Suleiman ... E.S.
Manal Khader ... Woman
George Ibrahim ... Santa Clause
Amer Daher ... Auni
Jamel Daher ... Jamal
Lufuf Nuweiser ... Neighbor with American van
Read Masarweh ... Abu Basil
Bassem Loulou ... Abu Amer
Salvia Nakkara ... Adia
Naaman Jarjoura ... Uncle
Rama Nashashibi ... Um Elias
Saiman Natour ... Friend
Fairos Hakim ... Bus stop shopkeeper
Khalil Jarjoura ... Number 6 man
Hamada Shamout ... Basil
Nazira Suleiman ... Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Azi Adadi ... Soldier 9
Haim Adri ... Walkie Talkie Voice
Bsoul Ahmas ... Policeman 3
Zahl Aleimi ... Barbecue man
Shmulik Altal ... Soldier 6
Igal Arobas ... Tax officer 2
Majd Atiyem ... Kid Santa Claus
Ahmad Ayadi ... Kid Santa Claus
Samih Bathish ... Municipal worker

David Belle ... Marksman1
Vincent Bersoulle ... Marksman 5 (as Vincent Bersouley)
Emma Boltanski ... The french tourist
Arik Bonfis ... Officier
Daniel Bronfman ... Soldier 1
Omil Civon ... Soldier 5
Daher Daher ... Identical patient 1
Nayef Fahoum Daher ... E.S.'s Father
Emil Daniel ... Manshooting snake
Zahi Daniel ... Snake beater #2
Ziad Daniel ... Snake beater #1
Rashad Deek ... Nurse 4
Yoval Edan ... Policeman with van
Ramzi El Sheik Kasem ... Molotov cocktail 2
Khalid Fahoum ... Kid Santa Claus
Rana Hakim ... Nurse 3
Rami Hakon ... Soldier 8
Isal Hassidim ... Soldier 2
Abu Junia ... Vendor
Mahmoud Kadah ... Policeman 2
Dishara Katelo ... Kid Santa Claus
Samor Katelo ... Kid Santa Claus
George Khleifi ... Jerusalem Neighbor
Elias Khoury ... Doctor
Avi Kleinberger ... Trainer & Tax Collector
Sana Lahab ... Nurse 1
Alox Lawrence ... Settler in car
Rachol Loah ... Walkie Talkie Voice
Ju'den Moaz ... Prisonier
Fianas Moukabaa ... Kid Santa Claus
Alfred Naddaf ... Patient whit woomen leg
Menashe Noy ... Soldier at Checkpoint (as Monacho Noi)
Marwan Okal ... Tax officer 1
Sébastien Peres ... Marksman 2 (as Sebastian Perez)

Michel Piccoli ... Santa Claus Breathing (voice)
Frederick Renard ... Marksman 3 (as Fred Renard)
Emil Rock ... Patient whit pyjama
Roni Rock ... Santa Claus patient
Bakor Saleh ... Snake beater #3
Imad Samara ... Molotov cocktail 1
Denis Sandler ... Soldier 4 (as Denis Shapoznikov)

Olivier Schneider ... Marksman 4
Kamal Sruji ... Engineer 2
Samir Sruji ... Engineer 1
Juna Suleiman ... Nurse smoking
Rasha Suleiman ... Nurse 2
Soner Suleiman ... Policeman 1
Wajdi Tallouzi ... Kid Santa Claus
Tuvia Twig ... Soldier 7
Ruba Warwar ... Sweetwart
Lual Zaher ... Kid Santa Claus
Ronin Zindenfeld ... Soldier 3
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Directed by
Elia Suleiman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elia Suleiman 

Produced by
Humbert Balsan .... producer
Rémi Burah .... co-producer
Avi Kleinberger .... line producer
Joachim Ortmanns .... co-producer
Babette Schröder .... associate producer
Elia Suleiman .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Marc-André Batigne 
 
Film Editing by
Véronique Lange 
 
Casting by
Galit Rosenstain 
 
Production Design by
Miguel Markin 
Denis Renault 
 
Art Direction by
Miguel Markin 
Denis Renault 
Samir Srouji 
 
Costume Design by
Eve-Marie Arnault  (as Eve-Marie Arnault)
 
Makeup Department
Orly Ronen .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Eric Vedrine .... unit manager: Marseilles
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Basil Khalil .... second assistant director
Shabtai Yitzhak .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Selim Azzazi .... sound effects editor
Hervé Guyader .... sound editor
Laurent Lafran .... sound recordist
Philippe Lecoeur .... boom operator
Nicolas Lefebvre .... dialogue editor
Johann Nallet .... sound recordist
Williams Schmit .... sound re-recording mixer
Alon Shapira .... boom operator
Bruno Tarrière .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Tisserand .... sound
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Manfred Büttner .... visual effects producer
Erich Eder .... digital compositor
Hubert Fourneaux .... visual effects
Fabien Girodot .... visual effects supervisor
Dirk Matzkuhn .... digital compositor
Robert Pinnow .... visual effects coordinator
Eve Ramboz .... visual effects
Caterina Schiffers .... digital compositor: postproduction, TVT
Florian Schuck .... digital compositor
Heiko Schweizer .... digital compositor
Thomas Schäfer .... CGI artist
Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux .... trainee: visual effects unit
Markus Degen .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Olivier Schneider .... stunts
Frédéric Vallet .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Igal Arobas .... grip
Ehab Assal .... assistant camera
Ehab Assal .... camera operator
Ehab Assal .... focus puller
Adi Borkin .... best boy
Vincent Buron .... first assistant camera
Frédéric Mainson .... assistant camera
Guy Ne'eman .... key grip
Ferencz Radnai .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Reda Berbar .... colorist
Muriel Douvry .... assistant editor
Bérengère Saint-Bezar .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Grace Benoish .... script supervisor
Myriam Lainey .... script supervisor
Nadia Saah .... publicity and marketing
 

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Runtime:
92 min | France:100 min (Cannes Film Festival)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Denmark:7 | Finland:K-11 | France:U | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:14 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:15
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Chosen by "Telerama" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#04)See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: At the border, when several cars are told to turn around, the camera is reflected in the side of the cars for several seconds.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Les Kid NappeursSee more »

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19 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A Beautiful Unconventional Palestinian Film, 9 February 2003
Author: assalehab from NAZARETH



Those of you who are heading the theaters to watch Palestinian film showing refugee camps - bare footed kids with running noses , or poor women weeping miserably over their loved ones who were killed by the Israeli soldiers..... are in for a major disappointment ! Elia Suleiman puts on screen the OTHER Palestinian : the highly sophisticated intellect who is torn between the nothingness of his home town - ghetto like Nazareth , and his almost impossible love life on the Jerusalem - Ramalla checkpoint , watching impotently the daily satiric yet agonizing incidents at the Israeli checkpoint from his car , and time and time again , amidst the harsh reality and killing routine we find him escaping to fantasy , and it is these fantasy dream-like scenes that make the reality of the film .

A Palestinian woman goes through the extremely secured Israeli checkpoint and passes to the other side causing the checkpoint tower to collapse . The woman in the film is the all-mighty woman, she is the mother , spouse , and daughter of the Palestinian society who takes matters into her own hands and who makes the whole world to bow and bend in front of her strength . She is the Palestinian Ninja fighter who refuses to be the martyr. She is blown up to a higher level becoming a Jesus like figure ,yet not turning the other cheek but fighting and setting new rules for the other side.The scene is full of contradictions: the highly equipped Israeli commando fighters against the solemn Palestinian who merely fights with stones[bringing to mind the first Intifada],and political symbols such as the map of the Palestinian shape boomerang and the appearance of the Palestinian flag underneath the Israelis feet . The film is funny ,even hilarious, enormously witty ,and the language diverts from direct and realistic to symbolic and surreal. Elia Suleiman fluently speaks both languages ,telling the story - or stories - of thousands of Palestinians and yet telling his own saga, in a voice so hush-hush ,clever ,subtle and so artistic that brilliantly makes this film a masterpiece.

Maha Haj-Assal NAZARETH .



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