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A musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands on the West Bank. David, an Israeli soldier, falls in love with Fatima, a beautiful Palestinian cashier, ... See full summary »

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David
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Fatima
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Ariel
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Ahmed
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Ruvik
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Uri
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Mustafa
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Shlomo
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Mahmoud / Masked Palestinian with I.D. (as Shareef Abrams)
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Ludmila
Keith Lal ...
Mohammed
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Menorah Mickey
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Bruce (as Ramon del Barrio)
Anthony Shams ...
Palestinian Costumer
Roger Marks ...
Israeli Customer
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A musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands on the West Bank. David, an Israeli soldier, falls in love with Fatima, a beautiful Palestinian cashier, despite the animosity between their families' dueling restaurants. Can the couple's love withstand a 58-year-old conflict and their families' desire to control the future of the chick pea in the Middle East? Written by Anonymous

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a little singing, a little dancing, a lot of hummus.


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Ahmed: Your side of the screen is encroaching on my side of the screen.
Ariel: No. You are clearly tainting my side of the screen.
Ahmed: Excuse me? Its *my* side of the screen!
AhmedAriel: [simultaneously] You back up and start listening to me! You're *clearly* tainting my side of the screen!
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sparkling, spirited satire
9 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although it lasts just 22 minutes, "West Bank Story" does a beautiful job of entertaining and educating the audience. The backdrop of the West Bank is a perfect setting for this poignant, playful take on the traditional "Romeo and Juliet" story. It is clear that all involved with this film paid great attention to detail; from the costumes to the cinematography to the conversations, every element is vividly and engagingly conveyed. The satirical spins on Shakespeare, the musical genre, the ongoing political and ideological conflicts in the Middle East, and even the fast food industry make this a must-see. "WBS" was one of the true highlights of Sundance 2005...kudos to cast and crew on a job very well done. I made sure I was one of the first in line to add this short to my collection when it was released on DVD!


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