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Massa'ot James Be'eretz Hakodesh
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Release Date:
8 January 2004 (Israel) See more »
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During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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8 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Food for thought See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Siyabonga Melongisi Shibe ... James

Salim Dau ... Shimi Shabati
Arieh Elias ... Sallah Shabati
Sandra Schonwald ... Rachel
Hugh Masebenza ... Skomboze
Florence Bloch ... Re'uma
Ya'akov Ronen Morad ... Police Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moly Ashkenzi
Yitzchak Batal
Yehuda Cohen
Yonatan Dani
Yenbar Grayfe
Yael Levental ... Immigration Officer
David Nabegamabo ... Pastor
Pascal I. Newton ... Job
Becki Osterzetzer
Yael Parter
Michael Reizel
Baruch Sasson
Gregory Tal ... Feda
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Directed by
Ra'anan Alexandrowicz 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ra'anan Alexandrowicz  writer
Sami Duenias  writer

Produced by
Amir Harel .... producer
Gal Kalfus .... assistant producer
 
Original Music by
Ehud Banai 
Noam Halevi 
Gil Smetana 
 
Cinematography by
Shark De Mayo 
 
Film Editing by
Ron Goldman 
 
Casting by
Orit Azoulay 
Marina Van Tonder 
 
Art Direction by
Amir Pick 
 
Set Decoration by
Uri Aminov 
Yossi Elbaz 
 
Costume Design by
Maya Barsky 
 
Makeup Department
Alona Keller .... makeup artist
Orly Ronen .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tzipory Bar Yosef .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shabtai Yitzhak .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Shimi Baruch .... assistant production designer
Keren Ben-Shem .... property manager
Ziv Cohen .... assistant production designer
Beni Dagan .... assistant production designer
Ronen Freidman .... assistant production designer
Amnon Laufer .... assistant production designer
Ido Nadav .... assistant production designer
Amit I. Ron .... assistant production designer
Micha Sela .... assistant production designer
Ran Shlezinger .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Israel David .... sound re-recording mixer
David Lis .... sound mixer
Ronen Nagel .... sound designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Avner Ben-Natan .... gaffer
Idan Or .... assistant camera
Choresh Wald .... key grip
 
Other crew
Claire Viroulaud .... press attache
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Massa'ot James Be'eretz Hakodesh" - Israel (original title)
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Runtime:
91 min | France:90 min (Cannes Film Festival) | USA:87 min
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At one point during the movie, James is wearing a t-shirt that says (in Hebrew) "Jerusalem 2000".See more »
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Food for thought, 22 March 2004
Author: ellie-avitan from New York, NY

I really liked this film because it exposed something we Israelis don't like to bring out into the light: the negative consequences of not being a fryer. I think that in Israel, people are just so focused on not being taken advantage of that they often don't think about how they themselves pimp others. I also found it fascinating how James listened to Mr. Salah's bad advice and Mr. Salah listened to James' bad advice, (which led to unhappiness for both) out of trust in one another. It was really interesting that no Israeli/Palestinian politics entered the arena--it's impossible to live life in Israel without being highly sensitive to the political situation, and as such most Israeli films touch upon it in some way or another. I liked how this one didn't, though because I think that beyond Israeli/Palestinian issues, there are a lot of other problems Israeli society faces and often overlooks. Definitely a film with an important statement about being Israeli.

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