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In the beginning was Palestine, and the story of Younes (Orwa Nyrabia) began, known as Abou Salem, known as the Man... See full synopsis »

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Amazing epic, a must see
9 May 2005 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

This a very beautiful and very personal account of a story of a nation. Nasrallah did a great job. The dialog, imagery, costumes, acting are superb, touching and very human. Filmography is very good, excellent director of photography.

The fact that it contains two parts is a very subtle distinction between how two generations view the nakbah.

Life in pre-nakbah Palestine is both idyllic and realistic, the depiction life afterwards is very expressive.

The film is a tour de force and emotionally charged.

Two thumbs up!


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