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I saw this film at the 2006 Palm Springs International Film Festival. This movie set in 1914 was filmed on location in the Holy Land with some additional shooting in Chile and is photographed beautifully. A Jew and a Christian Arab are best friends as well as feuding adversaries surrounded by an uncertain world and prejudices and cultural differences that span millenniums. This is an honest film of a story that is both fragile and hard hitting. Even though a period piece chronicling events of nearly 100 years ago you can't help but being reminded of present day Isreal-Palestine throughout the entire film. This movie tells it's story very effectively. This is not a big budget film and proves very well that it doesn't have to be. I would give this a 7.0 of a 10 rating and recommend it.
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