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Director:
Writers:
Kim Ray (written by) &
Ari Sandel (written by)
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Genre:
Tagline:
a little singing, a little dancing, a lot of hummus.
Plot:
A musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands on the West Bank... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
hilariously worthwhile See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ben Newmark ... David

Noureen DeWulf ... Fatima

A.J. Tannen ... Ariel

Joey Naber ... Ahmed

Haguy Wigdor ... Ruvik

Oren Rehany ... Uri

Nicholas Massouh ... Mustafa

Will Greenberg ... Shlomo

Sharif Ibrahim ... Mahmoud / Masked Palestinian with I.D. (as Shareef Abrams)
Daniella Diezba ... Ludmila
Keith Lal ... Mohammed

Assaf Cohen ... Menorah Mickey

Raymond Del Barrio ... Bruce (as Ramon del Barrio)
Anthony Shams ... Palestinian Costumer
Roger Marks ... Israeli Customer

Hershel Remer ... Rabbi with Torah / Fiddler on Roof
Jillian Schmitz ... Dancer
Chelsea Hackett ... Dancer

Monica Flores ... Dancer
Shaby Akhavi ... Dancer
Alan Wall ... Dancer
Karim Cheikh Ali ... Dancer
Meyra Cordova ... Dancer
Leslie Stevens ... Dancer
Paige Harman ... Dancer (as Paige Harmon)
David McGee ... Dancer
Jessica Onorato ... Dancer (as Jessica Onorado)
Vera Wagman ... Dancer
Murray Phillips ... Dancer
Eric George ... Dancer
Zack Gray ... Dancer
Amber Ione ... Dancer
Carey Ysais ... Dancer
Paulette Ysais ... Dancer
Nicole Sullivan ... Dancer
Heather Lipson ... Dancer
Paul A. Brown ... Dancer

Amick Byram ... David (singing voice)

Anita Vasan ... Fatima (singing voice)
Steven Memel ... Ariel (singing voice)
Ahmed El-Asmer ... Ahmed (singing voice) (as Ahmed El Asmer)

Peter Pergelides ... Background Singer (voice)
Eric Butler ... Background Singer (voice)
Roger Crenshaw ... Background Singer (voice)
Ayana Haviv ... Background Singer (voice)
Stormy ... Camel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeffrey Tedmori ... Kid in Restaurant (uncredited)

Directed by
Ari Sandel 
 
Writing credits
Kim Ray (written by) &
Ari Sandel (written by)

Produced by
Bill Boland .... co-producer
Jeff Couch .... associate producer
Ashley Jordan .... producer
Amy S. Kim .... producer (as Amy Kim)
Ravi Malhotra .... producer
Kim Ray .... associate producer
Ari Sandel .... producer
Pascal Vaguelsy .... producer
 
Original Music by
Yuval Ron 
 
Cinematography by
Gavin Kelly 
 
Film Editing by
Avi Youabian 
 
Casting by
Steve Helgoth  (as Steven Helgoth)
 
Production Design by
Alethea Root 
 
Art Direction by
Nathan Morse 
 
Set Decoration by
Rebecca Keeling 
 
Costume Design by
Luellyn Harper 
 
Makeup Department
Inbal Bitan .... assistant makeup artist
Jacque Carroll .... assistant makeup artist
Jordan Forward-Sanchez .... key hair stylist
Jordan Forward-Sanchez .... key makeup artist
Samara Pena .... assistant makeup artist
Tracy Snyder .... assistant makeup artist
Jill Ventimiglia .... makeup/hair department head
 
Production Management
Bryan Cohen .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Winnie Chong .... second assistant director
Adam Lawson .... first assistant director
Kate Pavri .... second second assistant director
Laure Py .... second second assistant director
Victoria Wong .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Phillip Boutte Jr. .... property master (as Phil Boutte)
Johnny Cloeman .... storyboard artist
Bryan Cohen .... set dresser
Jonny Coleman .... Storyboard Artist
Claire Cottrell .... set dresser
Alex Dai .... storyboard artist
Michael Dalman .... construction
Kristen Flores .... on-set dresser (as Kristen Ridgway)
Charles Garven .... leadman
Scott Gerard .... construction (as Scott Jerard)
Leighanne Haddock .... art coordinator
Jason Hirano .... lead swing
Tiffani Hunt .... set dresser
Kami Laprade .... set dresser
David Le Barron .... construction (as David LeBarron)
Trevor Lincoln .... set dresser
Michael O'Grady Moriarty .... art department (as Michael Moriarty)
Michael O'Grady Moriarty .... lead swing (as Michael Moriarty)
Dave Moses .... graphic designer
Erik Mulet .... construction (as Eric Mullet)
Patrick O'Riley .... swing gang
Ryanah Peterson .... set dresser (as Ryanah Petersen)
Heather Roberts .... set dresser
Shawn Rodriguez .... swing gang (as Sean Rodriguez)
Jessi Ruge .... set dresser
Michael Shoemaker .... construction
Hillel Chaim Smith .... swing gang (as Hillel Smith)
Heather Rose Wagner .... set dresser (as Heather Wagner)
Gary Warshaw .... construction
Daniel Wheeler .... leadman
Daniel Wheeler .... scenic painter
Meredith Riley Worden .... set dresser (as Meredith Riley)
 
Sound Department
Dori Amarilio .... recording engineer
Dan Figurell .... boom operator
Shawn Keating .... sound designer
Sam C. Lewis .... adr recordist
Sam C. Lewis .... foley recordist
Michael J. McDonald .... adr recordist
Michael J. McDonald .... re-recording mixer (as Michael McDonald)
Michael J. McDonald .... supervising sound editor
Richard Mercado .... sound
Bob Packo .... sound mixer
John Sanacore .... dialogue editor
John Sanacore .... foley recordist
John Sanacore .... sound designer
Motoi Takahashi .... sound designer
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
Alex Ullrich .... sound designer
Eric Vesbit .... sound effects editor
Brad Whitcanack .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... pyrotechnician
P. David Miller .... pyrotechnician
 
Visual Effects by
Casey C. Leming .... electronic graphics
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Armstrong .... second assistant camera
Matthew Barbor .... gaffer
Eduardo Barraza .... grip
Brad Budde .... grip
Eric Chance .... electrician
Jacquie Coe .... camera production assistant
Shannon Davis .... grip
Rick Favazzo .... crane operator (as Richard 'Fuzzy' Favazzo)
Eliott Freeman .... crane operator
J.J. Gerber .... second assistant camera
Craig Gleason .... key grip
Brent Hansen .... electrician (as Brent M. Hansen)
Tom Howard .... key grip
Chris Hughes .... best boy electric
Christopher Ivins .... Steadicam operator (as Chris Ivins)
Daron Keet .... first assistant camera
Erwin Landau .... Steadicam operator
Joe Large .... electrician
Sunny Lee .... grip
David Legois .... film loader
Jared Leunis .... electrician
Pam Littke .... still photographer
Paul Maletich .... first assistant camera
BJ McDonnell .... Steadicam operator (as Billy John McDonnell)
Nate Murphy .... grip department production assistant
Albert Page .... camera production assistant
Nick Peterson .... grip
Allan Schoening .... still photographer
Jeremy Schonwald .... electrician
Jordan Slovin .... electrician
Dale Tibor .... grip
William S. White .... first assistant camera (as William White)
Sean P. Neelon .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Janet Campbell .... casting associate
Sasha Adkinson .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patty Malkin .... costumer
Rebecca Rivera .... costume production assistant (as Rebecca Rivera)
Kari Smith .... costumer
Ivy Thaide .... assistant costume designer
Kacy Treadway .... costume builder
 
Editorial Department
Wade Felker .... film-to-tape colorist
Stephen Thurston .... additional editor
Mike Will .... digital intermediate editor
 
Music Department
Kevin Cunningham .... playback
Raymond Del Barrio .... musical staging (as Ramon del Barrio)
Leo Flynn II .... music preparation
Zinovy Goro .... musician: clarinetist
Antoine Harb .... musician: flute
Jamie Papish .... musician: percussion
Kim Ray .... lyricist
Bud Raymond .... playback
Yuval Ron .... musician: flute
Yuval Ron .... musician: oud
Ari Sandel .... lyricist
Paul Taylor .... music preparation
Philip Vaiman .... concert master
Philip Vaiman .... orchestra contractor
 
Transportation Department
Alan Kaminsky .... transportation
 
Other crew
Dan Abrams .... set production assistant
Whitney Alexander .... set production assistant
Dana Archer .... publicist
Angela Bickell .... set production assistant
Temsy Chen .... production assistant
Jacquie Coe .... set production assistant
Bill Davis .... weapons specialist
Raymond Del Barrio .... choreographer (as Ramon del Barrio)
Olga Domanevich .... accountant
Claire Doré .... animal wrangler
Claire Doré .... goat handler
Alex Edelman .... set production assistant
Paige Harman .... assistant to director
Mohammed Hassan .... production assistant
Danny Lafon .... camel handler
Ignatius Lin .... production assistant
Steven Marinaccio .... pre-production coordinator
Bryan Miller .... set production assistant
Bill Rivers .... camel handler
Jillian Schmitz .... assistant choreographer
Edward Shen .... set production assistant
Danielle Snowdon .... script supervisor
Matthew Warren .... set production assistant (as Matt Warren)
 
Thanks
Carla Blair .... special thanks
Summer Lopez .... special thanks
Sarah Ripard .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
21 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby SR (Digital)

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?
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV)See more »

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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
hilariously worthwhile, 23 June 2005
Author: bgrimmett from Boston, MA

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!

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