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Thirst (2004)
"Atash" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  28 April 2005 (Israel)
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A family of five, their two goats and donkey live in the middle of nowhere far from their village home. They earn meager living by producing & selling charcoal, made from the surrounding ... See full summary »

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A family of five, their two goats and donkey live in the middle of nowhere far from their village home. They earn meager living by producing & selling charcoal, made from the surrounding trees. The father and son are the only ones who ever return to their native village. The Mother & two daughters have not left this place since the day they abandoned home, 10 years ago. One day the father decides to provide running water for the family by illegally diverting water onto their land. The three women recoil from the idea but the teenage son obeys submissively anything to be allowed to continue attending school. The water surging through the pipe parallels the surging resentment the family feels towards the father. He brought them to this place against their will and they know the reason they left their home is also the reason they can never return, but the newly free-flowing water on their land re-awakens the instinctive desire for freedom they have been repressing all these years. Written by Avi Kleinberger

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If you enjoy the activity of thinking and resent being told what you see while seeing it, believe me, you will not regret!!!
18 November 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

If you are not fond of slow silent visual movies, I apologize but I can not recommend you of this one since films being so are the things to make them worth while their duration to my opinion.

As I like, it's again a Beckett kind of story though inspired by a true story: The existent of life where no life exist. A family dragged by it's patriarch to an abandoned place in order too keep owning it's territory, with hardly having a reasonable supply of water to be up to while there. An unsolved and unexplained tension between a father and daughter and traditional annoying matter of a son taking his fathers place since it is the only reasonable place for him to take.

In a Conversation between the director and audience I enjoyed listening to a rather intelligent person refusing to expose or, better if I say force one opinion to his own by telling in words what he wished us to see on the screen.

The film allows you to keep and exercises you ability to think and understand. The great, talented photographer (Sodry) drawer you deeply inside a place where you never were, probably never will be while keeping the real colors and shapes of the environment and making it look even better than it would in real life.

I highly recommend being patient and seeing it through, if you enjoy the activity of thinking and resent being told what you see while seeing it, believe me, you will not regret!!!


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