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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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Amos Gitai's latest controversial interrogation of his nation's history. See more (13 total) »


  (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

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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100 min
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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Amos Gitai's latest controversial interrogation of his nation's history., 19 November 2002
Author: mleach from London, England

Opening with a virtuoso and near-wordless sequence, set in May 1948, in which surviving European Jews arrive by boat in Palestine, eight days before the creation of the state of Israel, the provocative and often controversial Gitaï's latest interrogation of his nation's history and challenging contemporary reality focuses on one of its key originating moments. As the passengers look to disembark, they are shot upon by British troops intent on stopping them, and caught up in the retaliatory fire of the Jewish secret army, seeking to aid their arrival. Proceeding to follow the immigrants on their first steps in the 'promised land', Gitaï casts a considered but unflinching eye over the founding conceits of his country. Putting the issue of territory centre-screen, and given undoubted extra resonance by the current situation in the Middle East, it's also telling about British imperial responsibility in the region. However, at its heart is a personal and communal story, of displacement, anticipation, endurance and comradeship, wide in its appeal and generous, while demanding of all sides, in its understanding.

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