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Salt of This Sea (2008)
"Milh Hadha al-Bahr" (original title)

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A romantic drama about a working-class woman and her experiences traveling back home.

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Soraya
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Emad
Riyad Ideis ...
Marwan
Dana Drigov ...
Airport Agent 1
Edna Blilious ...
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Hagar Lotem ...
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Renana Lotem ...
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Sylvie Wetz ...
Corinne (as Sylvie Wetz)
Yahya Barakat ...
Ziad
Khaled Hourani ...
Khaled
Ismael Dabbag ...
Bank Teller
Jack Saadeh ...
Bank Manager
Iman Aoun ...
Wealthy Landlord
Giras Abu Sabbah ...
Cinematheque Bouncer
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Soraya, born in Brooklyn in a working class community of Palestinian refugees, discovers that her grandfather's savings were frozen in a bank account in Jaffa when he was exiled in 1948. Direct, stubborn, and determined to reclaim what is hers, she fulfills her life-long dream of "returning" to Palestine. Slowly she is taken apart by the reality around her and is forced to confront her own anger. She meets Emad, a young Palestinian whose ambition, contrary to hers, is to leave forever. Tired of the constraints that dictate their lives, they know in order to be free, they must take things into their own hands, even if it's illegal Written by JBA Production

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3 September 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

€800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,973 (USA) (13 August 2010)

Gross:

$10,794 (USA) (15 October 2010)
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Bahriyya
Composed by Marcel Khalife / (p) Nagam Records
Reinterpreted by Tamer Nafar, Suheil Nafar, Mahmud Greiri (DAM)
Kayvon Sarfejooy (DJ K-Salaam) & Nick Phillips (Beatnick)
Concept & Under the direction of Annemarie Jacir & Kamran Rastegar
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unjustified Nostalgia
12 June 2009 | by (Munich) – See all my reviews

very week script , politically oriented in a cheap direct way . unjustified overwhelmed Nostalgia ( can anyone feels crazy homesick to a place he never lived in and just heard about it from the news and the grandparent's stories ?? ) , actually the writer didn't know how could he tell the story so he simply stuffed his script with many symbols and boring repeated nostalgic ale motives to the extend that that rhythm was terribly agonizing in the last 3rd of the film . the acting was really good specially Suheir Hammad who was acting in a very authentic style . the starting sequence was strong and succeeded to arouse Tension which was unfortunately totally lost .


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