MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,042 this week

West Bank Story (2005)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,349 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 7 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

,
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2054 titles
created 10 Jun 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 23 Nov 2011
 
a list of 265 titles
created 15 Feb 2013
 
a list of 3871 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 368 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "West Bank Story" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: West Bank Story (2005)

West Bank Story (2005) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of West Bank Story.
Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A woman ponders over the strange coincidences that made her forefathers and -mothers meet and create the premises for her becoming the person that she is.

Director: Torill Kove
Stars: Liv Ullmann
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A prying neighbor, a glassy-eyed drug dealer, and a husband brandishing both a weapon and a vendetta make up the welcome wagon. Set amidst the as-yet-unopened boxes and the hopes for a ... See full summary »

Director: Joachim Back
Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kevin Corrigan, Liane Balaban
God of Love (2010)
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A lovestruck, lounge-singing darts champion finds his prayers are answered -- literally -- when he mysteriously receives a box of love-inducing darts.

Director: Luke Matheny
Stars: Luke Matheny, Marian Brock, Christopher Hirsh
Black Rider (1993)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A young black man is verbally harassed by an older woman on a streetcar, while the other passengers remain silent. He finally extracts his revenge.

Director: Pepe Danquart
Stars: Senta Moira, Paul Outlaw, Stefan Merki
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A boy finds a strange creature on a beach, and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to.

Directors: Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan
Stars: Tim Minchin
The Shore (2011)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of Joe and Paddy, whose childhood friendship is shattered by the troubles in Northern Ireland. Twenty five years later they are reunited.

Director: Terry George
Stars: Anthony Brophy, Conleth Hill, Packy Lee
The Saviour (2005)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young Church elder struggles with his faith when the married woman he has been seeing breaks off their relationship.

Director: Peter Templeman
Stars: Tom Feary-Campbell, Susan Prior, Rhys Muldoon
Two Soldiers (2003)
Short | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Mississippi, just before Pearl Harbor. Two brothers, Pete, about 19 and Willie, about 10 years younger. They are clearly close friends. The news arrives, and Pete goes to enlist. Willie ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Schneider
Stars: Jonathan Furr, Ben Allison, Ron Perlman
Ryan (2004)
Documentary | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s.

Director: Chris Landreth
Stars: Ryan Larkin, Chris Landreth, Felicity Fanjoy
Toyland (2007)
Short | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

1942: what happens when a German kid believes that his Jewish neighbors are going to Toyland? A story about lies and guilt.

Director: Jochen Alexander Freydank
Stars: Julia Jäger, Cedric Eich, Tamay Bulut Özvatan
Curfew I (2012)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.

Director: Shawn Christensen
Stars: Fatima Ptacek, Shawn Christensen, Kim Allen
The DUFF (2015)
Comedy

A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier more popular friends.

Director: Ari Sandel
Stars: Bella Thorne, Mae Whitman, Allison Janney
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
David
...
Fatima
...
Ariel
...
Ahmed
...
Ruvik
...
Uri
...
Mustafa
...
Shlomo
...
Mahmoud / Masked Palestinian with I.D. (as Shareef Abrams)
Daniella Diezba ...
Ludmila
Keith Lal ...
Mohammed
...
Menorah Mickey
...
Bruce (as Ramon del Barrio)
Anthony Shams ...
Palestinian Costumer
Roger Marks ...
Israeli Customer
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 January 2005 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$74,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Digital)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Ariel: This is the last straw!
[pause]
Ariel: Terrorist!
Ahmed: Occupier!
[everyone else assembled laughs derisively]
Ariel: Oh, yeah?
Ahmed: Yeah.
Ariel: Oh, yeah?
Ahmed: Oh, yeah!
Ariel: Oh, yeah?
[...]
See more »

Connections

Spoofs Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
hilariously worthwhile
23 June 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I saw West Bank Story yesterday at the opening of the Boston International Film Festival. Despite being only 22 minutes in length, the director, Ari Sandel, brilliantly takes a parodistic approach to the movie-musical genre, but combines this with a satirical, yet poignant perspective on the Israeli/Palestinian dilemma. All of this is woven together, even while honoring the original inspiration for the plot (Romeo and Juliet, and later, West Side Story). Prepare yourself for dancing menorahs, choreographed falafel-making, and a full dose of ethnic stereotypes. The final product is visibly well-rehearsed, to-the-point, and quite hysterical. Go see this film!


19 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can you see this? kingsleysgirl45
They ripped me off! mrpeabody208
The Palestinians molloly
Discuss West Bank Story (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?