7.3/10
4,814
24 user 51 critic

The Bubble (2006)

Ha-Buah (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 September 2007 (USA)
The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
11 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border.

Director: Eytan Fox
Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi, Assi Cohen
Yossi (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This sequel to Yossi and Jagger finds Dr. Yossi Gutmann reminiscing about his love ten years after his death; however, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings.

Director: Eytan Fox
Stars: Ohad Knoller, Shlomo Sadan, Oz Zehavi
Walk on Water (2004)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal.

Director: Eytan Fox
Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, Caroline Peters
The String (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death, he can't come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have ... See full summary »

Director: Mehdi Ben Attia
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Antonin Stahly Viswanadhan, Salim Kechiouche
Plan B I (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After girlfriend Laura dumps him for another man, Bruno plots to come between the new lovers. But his plan takes an unexpected turn, causing Bruno to question his own sexuality.

Director: Marco Berger
Stars: Manuel Vignau, Lucas Ferraro, Mercedes Quinteros
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sides of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer.

Director: Michael Mayer
Stars: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jamil Khoury
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A married, Orthodox, Jerusalem butcher and Jewish father of four falls in love with his handsome, 22-year-old male apprentice, triggering the suspicions of his wife and the disapproval of his Orthodox community.

Director: Haim Tabakman
Stars: Zohar Shtrauss, Ran Danker, Tinkerbell
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.

Director: Hettie Macdonald
Stars: Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Meera Syal
Boy Culture (2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.

Director: Q. Allan Brocka
Stars: Derek Magyar, George Jonson, Patrick Bauchau
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A drama that tracks the relationship between two young apprentices working on an agricultural complex south of Berlin.

Director: Benjamin Cantu
Stars: Lukas Steltner, Kai Michael Müller, Steven Baade
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tel Aviv, Summer 1989. Boaz, a beautiful and alluring linguistics student, receives anonymous, male-written, love letters that undermines his sexual identity and interfere with his peaceful life with his beloved girlfriend.

Director: Yariv Mozer
Stars: Yoav Reuveni, Yehuda Nahari, Yariv Mozer
Get Real (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.

Director: Simon Shore
Stars: Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Charlotte Brittain
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Noam
...
Ashraf
Daniella Wircer ...
Lulu
Alon Friedman ...
Yali (as Alon Freidmann)
Zohar Liba ...
Golan
...
Shaul (as Zion Baruch)
Oded Leopold ...
Sharon
...
Rana, Ashraf's Sister
...
Jihad (as Shredy Jabarin)
Yael Zafrir ...
Orna
Noa Barkai ...
Ella
...
Chiki
Eliana Bakier ...
Dalfi (as Eliana Bekiyer)
Avital Barak ...
Dana
...
Himself - Actor in "Bent"
Edit

Storyline

The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. The movie looks at young people's lives in Tel Aviv through the POVs of gays and straights, Jews and Arabs, men and women. It all begins when Noam, a young Israeli soldier, serves in the reserve forces and meets at a check point a Palestinian young man called Ashraf. Following an incident during which Noam misplaces his ID card at the check point, Ashraf shows up on the doorstep of the apartment that Noam shares with a gay man and a straight woman. How will the meeting affect all of their lives? Written by A.M.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

7 September 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Bubble  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,882 (USA) (7 September 2007)

Gross:

$155,972 (USA) (14 December 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Strand Releasing DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The play that several characters go to watch in this movie is a real play, "Bent" by Martin Sherman, which was first produced in 1979 in London (with Ian McKellen in the lead role) and then in New York (with Richard Gere taking over for McKellen). The play is about the persecution of gay people at the hands of the Nazis, and was one of the first works to bring attention to that aspect of the Holocaust. The play was made into the movie Bent (1997). See more »

Crazy Credits

Bent by Martin Sherman ©1979 See more »

Connections

References Jules and Jim (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Clever and Strong
Performed by Amit Erez
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cynics always try to burst "the bubble"
17 June 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The reviewer who called this movie a bust has clearly missed the point. It's obvious he hasn't been young or innocent in a very long time, or he might have understood that the tragedy of it was that the well-meaning young characters actually thought they COULD make a difference by putting up posters and holding a rave for peace. If only it was that easy. But the cynics sit and sneer at people who earnestly try their best to make things better, as the situation gets worse and worse every single day. Well, if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

The central theme is that revenge begets more revenge, which begets even more, in an ever-expanding bloodbath. Both sides will tell you tales of atrocities committed by the other side, which they think justify their committing even MORE in retaliation. Where does it end? And apparently he missed the significance of "the bubble" referred to in the name, which was that people living in Tel Aviv are strangely cut off from the ugly realities of what is going on all around them, which is partly why they seemed so naive. (He also seemed to think that Ashraf could slip through the checkpoints without a problem, which tells me he wasn't paying attention when Ashraf related the delays and problems he had encountered.)

I found it very brave of the director, the screenplay writer, and both star-crossed lovers, to update the Romeo & Juliet story to a modern troubled land, and to make both lovers male. Let's be honest here: Very few people would have a problem if one of them had been a female (young love wins all hearts) -- but when people's uneasiness with their sexuality is added to the fact that, incredibly, these same people would rather have them HATE each other, then the conclusion is inevitable.


54 of 62 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?