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)
Daniella Diezba ...
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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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?
[...]
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Musical comedy revolving around the romance between an Israeli and a Jew
31 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is hilarious! I just returned from the Sundance Film Festival, which is where I saw the film, and it got a great response from everyone in the audience. The cheers at the end were so loud, I was actually expecting a standing ovation. I attended the festival as an intern with the co-founders of the Harry M. Warner Film Institute. We're holding our first annual film festival this spring, and we went out to Sundance to see some films and get some more experience with festivals in general. After this show, both of my supervisors were so impressed that they approached the director of this film to see if he would be willing to submit a film to our festival. If you haven't seen this film yet, you are definitely missing out.


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