Kedma (2002)

 |  Drama, War  |  22 May 2002 (France)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Andrei Kashkar ...
Helena Yaralova ...
Yussuf Abu-Warda ...
The Arab Man
Moni Moshonov ...
Juliano Mer-Khamis ...
Moussa (as Juliano Mer)
Menachem Lang ...
Sendi Bar ...
Tomer Russo ...
Liron Levo ...
Roman Hazanowski ...
Dalia Shachaf ...
Keren Ben Rafael ...
Isha (as Karen Ben Raphael)
Sasha Chernichovsky ...
Rawda Suleiman ...
Gal Altschuler ...


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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Release Date:

22 May 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Kedma verso Oriente  »

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


$8,963 (USA) (21 February 2003)

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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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