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22 May 2002 (France) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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One of the Worst Movies in History See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Andrei Kashkar ... Yanush
Helena Yaralova ... Rossa
Yussuf Abu-Warda ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Merzei Kumkin
Igor Mirkukhanof

Veronica Nicole ... Hanka
Blair Pootnoi
Uzi Rosenblat
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Directed by
Amos Gitai 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Amos Gitai 
Mordechai Goldhecht 
Haim Hazaz  novel
Ghassan Kanafani  uncredited
Marie-Jose Sanselme 
Taufik Zayad  poem

Produced by
Valerio De Paolis .... co-producer
Amos Gitai .... producer
Marin Karmitz .... producer
Gadi Levy .... consulting producer
Alain Mamou-Mani .... producer
Michel Propper .... co-producer
Michael Tapuah .... co-producer
Laurent Truchot .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Darling 
Manfred Eicher 
 
Cinematography by
Giorgos Arvanitis 
 
Film Editing by
Kobi Netanel 
 
Casting by
Ilan Moscovitch 
 
Production Design by
Eitan Levi 
 
Costume Design by
Laura Dinolesko 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raanan Tesler .... assistant director (as Ranaan Tessler)
 
Sound Department
Philippe Amouroux .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Alex Claude .... sound designer
Israel David .... sound effects editor
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Denis Jaillet-Marsigny .... sound mix technician
Michel Kharat .... sound recordist
John Purcell .... dialogue editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Adi Borkin .... best boy
Noam Eisenberg .... key grip
Berdougo Michael .... gaffer
Floris Sybesma .... Steadicam operator
Floris Sybesma .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Alona Barer .... production coordinator
Nicolas Girard Deltruc .... production coordinator
Sari Turgeman .... script supervisor
Marc Weitzmann .... advisor: screenplay
 

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Runtime:
100 min
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Color (Fujicolor)
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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...See more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
One of the Worst Movies in History, 14 August 2008
Author: ynhockey from Israel

The story of the founding of the State of Israel is one of war, suffering, refugees, political intrigues, miracles and whatnot. Taking any of the above attributes and making a movie that focuses on it cannot leave you with a bad movie. Even a completely talentless director could make an entertaining film out of the Israeli independence story. But somehow Amos Gitai managed to make even this important and exciting episode of modern history into an amateurish and boring series of scenes, which is hard to actually call a film.

The movie can be summed up fairly simply: Have you read Antigone, or another similar ancient Greek tragedy? Well, imagine an ancient Greek performance of Antigone filmed with a $200 camera, without any cinematographic additions. The scenes are not linked in almost any way, the dialog seems uninspired, as if read from a piece of paper, and the 'message' of the film is told by a raving side character.

The acting is terrible, the choice of cast mediocre at best, and while the film makes use of several languages, even someone who understands them will have trouble watching the movie without subtitles, because most of the actors themselves don't pronounce anything correctly.

In short, a horrible movie from a horrible director. Not recommended to anyone.

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