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Milh Hadha al-Bahr (2008)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 3 September 2008 (France)
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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 ...
Airport Agent 2 (Ilana) (as Edna Balilous)
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Hagar Lotem ...
Young Agent
Renana Lotem ...
Body Search Agent
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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Drama | Romance

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3 September 2008 (France)  »

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Bu Denizin Tuzu  »

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Budget:

€800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$10,794 (USA) (15 October 2010)
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Palestine's first feature film by a female director. See more »

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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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Leftist-Arab propaganda movie
17 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

Rather than reflecting the life in PA territories, the movie is an illustration to the leftist and Arab anti-Israeli propaganda: Monstrous Israelis persecuting nice peaceful Palestinian Arabs and the deep connection" of the descendants of the Palestinian-Arab "the land of their ancestors".

Not wanting to reveal much of the movie I will just comment on one fake incident: A Palestinian Arab driving his car is suddenly stopped by the Israeli soldiers who through the speakers in the army car tell him to take his shirt and pants off (for security reasons). He then tells his American friend that this is "normal".

This this movie is promoting lies, because such thing extremely unlikely. I have traveled in the territories and have talked with many people. Never have seen or heard such thing.

This is only one many such lies, I can't talk about them all without revealing the plot.


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