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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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Many People Are Missing The Point 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
Salwa Nakkara ... Adia (as Salvia Nakkara)
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

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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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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Trivia:
Chosen by "Telerama" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#04)See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tango El AmalSee more »

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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Many People Are Missing The Point, 21 August 2008
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

I remember seeing a clip from this film which involved Palestinians at a roadblock having to endure humiliation from the Israeli soldiers manning it . The scene then cuts to the Palestinian protagonist stopping his car beside a Jewish settler . I was expecting something to happen at this point but nothing did and decided to catch DIVINE INTERVENTION when it made an appearance at the Edinburgh filmhouse very recently to see if it made sense in a wider context

I'll say one thing about Elia Suleiman and that is he know's how to hook an audience in to a story since this contains a truly memorable opening sequence where a much loved icon meets with some violence which will distress anyone who's hoping for some Christmas gifts . Unfortunately he's unable to continue the momentum of this and we quickly find ourselves in Michaelangelo Antonioni territory . It's been said that both Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati have influenced Suleiman but I believe Antonioni has a far more obvious effect . For example a character offers cigarettes to two other characters who then wave their hands in to shot showing that they are already holding lit cigarettes something the character would have been aware of but not the audience . Other examples would be the exploding tank which seems to have been inspired by ZABRASKIE POINT , or a character continually being told there's no bus as he stands at a bus stop and , but perhaps the most obvious example would be the ending involving a pressure cooker . Antonioni likes to irritate the audience with portent enigmas and Elia Suleiman has done the same here along with a few stylistic nods to Robert Bresson

Unfortunately many people on this site and the handful of people in the audience of The Edinburgh Filmhouse seem to have misunderstood DIVINE INTERVENTION somewhat . This was most obvious during the discussion afterwards held by a distinguished epistemological film critic tried to concentrate on the ideas and influences behind the film and kept having the subject changed by useless idiots who were compelled to inform us all they knew about " fascist Israelis " and how the film didn't go far enough in " showing the brutality of the Israeli occupation " . Duh well it's not about the " brutality of the Israeli occupation " - it's about the absurdity of life under occupation and of the wider absurdity of everyday life . If you go and watch this film with a closed mind then you'll fail to understand it . DIVINE INTERVENTION isn't a great film but it's certainly one that can be appreciated by cinephilles rather more than mindless politicised idiots of what ever side of the Middle Eastern fence they're on

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