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Disengagement (2007)

A political drama centered around Israel's pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, in which a French woman of Israeli origin comes to the Gaza Strip to find her long ago abandoned daughter.

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A story in two parts and two places. In 2005 in Avignon, a man has died; at his house his body lies in state attended by a soprano and by his daughter Ana, who is in the process of leaving her husband. His adopted son Uli, an Israeli police officer, arrives for the funeral. With Uli, Ana is playful, even foolish, and she attempts to forge a new will of her father's. The family attorney brushes aside Ana's forgery and produces a true will that upsets Ana and sends her, with Uli, to Israel where she must visit a settlement scheduled for destruction in the Gaza disengagement. What are the wellsprings of emotion, and what of an embrace? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Good Movie for the Uninformed (me)
22 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this on cable and it caught all of our attention immediately. The raw emotion of it will not let you stop watching it. You cannot help but put yourself into the plight(s) of this movie. I would recommend watching it if you are at all curious. Juliette is always captivating and very much so in this film. You get to see things in Israel how they happened with the plight of the settlers and the inside police view. It is a different perspective to present since it is kind of an inside view of the circumstances. This movie is OK for kids and adults to view in our opinion. It may bore the kids though... Some of this is subtitled and some is in English. Enough of English so that it keep our families attention since subtitled doesn't seem to go over.


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