In May 1948, shortly before the creation of the State of Israel, hundreds of immigrants from across Europe arrive in Palestine--only to risk arrest by British troops.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrei Kashkar ...
Yanush
Helena Yaralova ...
Rossa
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The Arab Man
Moni Moshonov ...
Klibanov
Juliano Mer-Khamis ...
Moussa (as Juliano Mer)
Menachem Lang ...
Menachem
Sendi Bar ...
Yardena
Tomer Russo ...
Milek
Liron Levo ...
Gideon
Roman Hazanowski ...
Roman
Dalia Shachaf ...
Dalia
Keren Ben Rafael ...
Isha (as Karen Ben Raphael)
Sasha Chernichovsky ...
Sacha
Rawda Suleiman ...
Jaffra
Gal Altschuler ...
Ygal
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Set seven days before the creation of the state of Israel in May 1948, a small rusted ship, with a group of concentration camp survivors from Shoah, is received at the new territory with open hostility. They are met by British troops, who are shooting at them, and are trying to forbid them from disembarking. As well, the survivors are met with guns blasts being shot by the Jewish secret army, who has come to help them. Only a small group actually succeeds in landing on the small beach, where they are able to experience their first hours in Palestine. Tired and hungry, the hopeful emigrants have then to follow the Jewish forces to immediately take up arms against the Arabs. Unspoken truths from both sides explode in the violent and tragic conflict. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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22 May 2002 (France)  »

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Kedma verso Oriente  »

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Opening Weekend:

$1,722 (USA) (7 February 2003)

Gross:

$8,963 (USA) (21 February 2003)
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Yanush: We don't have history, this is the fact. I don't know how to say this in Hebrew. But this is what it is. Our history is the way it is because of the Christians. We didn't want it be like this. We don't want it this way ever. They forced this on us,and we can't help it. Because of this, I am telling you, I'm against this. But I didn't say anything. She didn't exist because of me. You may find it hard to imagine that I am so intensely against this. I'm really disgusted. Think about it, what have ...
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I Expected Much More of This Quite Disappointing Movie
31 October 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A group of Jewish immigrants arrive in Palestine, after a travel in the vessel Kedma, to live in a kibbutz. While resting on the beach after the disembarking, British troops shoot them, and some of them escape with the support of a Jewish platoon. Sooner they are ambushed by Arabian resistance, who are trying to protect their lands against the Jewish invasion. Yesterday I saw 'Kedma' on DVD and I confess that I was completely disappointed with this low-budget and personal movie. The back cover of the DVD and the Plot Outline of IMDb provide important information about the 'when' the story takes place, which I have not seen in the movie. The story happens in May 1948, shortly before the creation of the State of Israel. There is also a boring speech of one of the survivors about the fate of the Jewish people. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): 'Kedma'


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