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Director:
Writers:
Rula Jebreal (scenario)
Rula Jebreal (novel)
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Release Date:
3 September 2010 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Is this the face of a terrorist?
Plot:
A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A raw and affecting look at the conflicts and struggles between Palestine and Israel See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Hiam Abbass ... Hind Husseini
Asma Al Shiukhy ... Woman Wrapping Body
Neemeh Khalil ... Woman Wrapping Body
Jamil Khoury ... Brother Amin (as Jameel Khoury)
Basel Husseini ... Brother Khalid
Hanna Shammas ... Husseini Brother
Ibrahim Husseini ... Husseini Brother
Hazem Said ... Husseini Brother

Vanessa Redgrave ... Bertha Spafford

Willem Dafoe ... Eddie

Makram Khoury ... Governor Khatib
Wadeeka Khoury ... Hind's Mother
Virginia Amsis ... Young Girl at Christmas Party
Ansam Qupti ... Other Girl at Christmas Party
Fadi Shahen ... Musician at Christmas Party
Raed Said ... Musician at Christmas Party
Jamal Said ... Musician at Christmas Party
Mahmod Debh ... Musician at Christmas Party
Huda Al Imam ... Governor's Wife
Butros Copty ... Older Guest
Jude Amous ... Zeina

Abdallah El Akal ... Deir Yassin Boy (as Abdallah El-Ackel)
Miral Hasna ... Deir Yassin Girl
Murad Shaheen ... Dair Yassin Crying Child
Fatma El-Akel ... Deir Yassin Little Girl
Mahmud Abu-Jazi ... Teacher Mustafa (as Mahmoud Abu Jazi)
Najwa Mubarki ... Teacher Nawal
Amjad Barakat ... Hotel Director
Juliano Mer-Khamis ... Sheikh Saabah (as Juliano Merr Khamis)
Milad Matar ... Advisor

Alexander Siddig ... Jamal - Miral's father
Uri Avrahami ... Israeli Adoption Officer

Yasmine Al Massri ... Nadia
Fatma Yahia ... Young Tamam
Shmil Ben Ari ... Stepfather
Salwa Nakkara ... Nadia's Mother
Rami Heuberger ... Belly Dance Club Customer
Dov Navon ... Yossi
Liron Levo ... Dan
Liat Ekta ... Wife on Bus
Ruba Blal ... Fatima
Tsofit Shpan ... Woman Prisoner
Muaz Aljubeh ... Jordanian Soldier
Adel Abou Raya ... Hospital Official
Ana Akwai ... Maher
Uri Klauzner ... Ticket Man
Hai Maor ... Soldier in Cinema
Pini Mittelman ... Fatima's Judge
Sanaa Ali ... Hawwa
Hind Halabi ... Jamal's Mother
Saeed Gazzawi ... Wedding Sheik
Ziyad Bakri ... Helmi (as Ziad Bakri)
Yolanda El Karam ... Young Miral
Samar Qawasmi ... Little Leila
Sama Boullata ... Little Hadil
Sama Abu-Khadir ... Little Rania
Hala Kurd ... Little Aziza
Raja'i Khateeb ... Tourist Guide (as Rajaie Khateeb)

Freida Pinto ... Miral
Rana Al Qawasmi ... Leila
Frida Elraheb ... Hadil
Muataz Welteadi ... Boy at Refugee
Mohammad Welteadi ... Rami - Kid at Class

Oz Zehavi ... Soldier at Refugge Camp

Omar Metwally ... Hani
Iman Aoun ... Hani's Mother
Faten Khoury ... School Secretary
Adnan Tarabshi ... Hadil's Uncle
Rozeen Bisharat ... Yasmin

Shredi Jabarin ... Ali (as Shredy Jabarin)
Ashraf Farah ... Ashraf
Hanin Halabi ... Girl on Bus
Roy Gurai ... Soldier on Bus
Doron Ben-David ... Soldier on Bus

Zohar Shtrauss ... Arresting Policeman

Uri Gavriel ... Interrogating Officer
Ruth Cats ... Torture Woman

Ami Weinberg ... Miral's Judge

Yoav Levi ... Miral's Prosecutor
Munther Fahmi ... Miral's Lawyer
Rawda ... Tamam
Doraid Liddawi ... Samir

Stella Schnabel ... Lisa
Sharon Alexander ... Lisa's Father
Firas Abo Alnor ... Soldier at Check Point
François Abou Salem ... DNA Doctor (as Francois Abou Salem-Gasper)
Abed Zuabi ... Man at Funeral (as Abed Zua'bi)
Amit Bar-am ... Secret Police at Hotel
Ibrahim Firawi ... Secret Police at Hotel
Vito Schnabel ... Secret Police at Hotel
Lana Zreik ... Sara
François-Xavier Decraene ... French Client
Jawhara Baker ... Samar Hilal
Anis Nacrour ... Journalist at American Colony
Nina Burleigh ... Journalist at American Colony
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Loai Nofi ... Partier (uncredited)

Directed by
Julian Schnabel 
 
Writing credits
Rula Jebreal (scenario)

Rula Jebreal (novel)

Produced by
François-Xavier Decraene .... executive producer
François-Xavier Decraene .... supervising line producer
Jon Kilik .... producer
Tabrez Noorani .... co-producer
Batan Silva .... co-producer (as Sebastián Silva)
 
Cinematography by
Eric Gautier (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Juliette Welfling 
 
Casting by
Yael Aviv 
 
Production Design by
Yoel Herzberg 
 
Art Direction by
Nir Alba 
 
Costume Design by
Walid Mawed 
 
Production Management
Virginia Anderson .... post-production supervisor
Saar Datner .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ibtisam Ammouri .... third assistant director
Ehab Bahous .... third assistant director
Roy Ettinger .... third assistant director
Maxim Konoplov .... second assistant director
Enas I. Muthaffar .... second assistant director
Batan Silva .... first assistant director (as Sebastián Silva)
Joaquin Silva .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Eran Avidan .... carpenter
Shron Eagle .... painter (as Sharon Eagle)
Yair Greenberg .... carpenter
Bashar Hasuneh .... props
Rommi Kisilov .... painter
Orin Linder .... painter
Gabriela Marchevich .... scenic artist
Ilan Nazarian .... carpenter
Dudi Orion .... carpenter
Noa Roshovsky .... painter
Salim Shehade .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Damien Bera .... sound re-recording mixer
Romain Cadilhac .... dialogue editor
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Dominique Gaborieau .... sound re-recording mixer
Alexis Jung .... sound editor
Benjamin Lécuyer .... adr engineer
Asher Milo .... sound mixer
Michel Monier .... sound consultant: dolby
Simon Poupard .... sound mix technician
Alon Shapira .... boom operator
Adam Wolny .... sound editor
Adam Wolny .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Odile Beraud .... visual effects coordinator
Alain Carsoux .... visual effects director
Florian Chauvet .... visual effects coordinator
Jean-Nicolas Costa .... digital compositor
Séverine De Wever .... visual effects producer
Stephane Dittoo .... visual effects supervisor
Stephane Dittoo .... visual effects
Pacini Kevin .... visual effects editor
Frank Petit .... digital compositor
Joel Pinto .... digital compositor
Elisa Pretta .... digital compositor
Laurent Ripoll .... visual effects editor
Christian Simon .... digital compositor
Jeremy Séguin .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Ilya Farfel .... stunt performer
Alex Osmolovsky .... stunt performer
Dima Osmolovsky .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicolas Bordier .... second assistant camera
Aviezer Dasberg .... gaffer
Mathieu De Montgrand .... first assistant camera
José Haro .... photographer
Fabienne Octobre .... focus puller
Adva Shoua .... clapper loader
Gaby Weismann .... focus puller
 
Casting Department
Iris Blumenstein .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Li Alembik .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Victoria Anderson .... assistant editor
Serge Anthony .... laboratory coordinator
Caíque de Souza .... conform editor
François Dupuy .... technical manager: digimage
Charles Fréville .... colorist: dailies
Oded Grober .... assistant editor
Trevor Joyce .... digital cinema producer
Isabelle Julien .... colorist
Margot Meynier .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Rebecca Delannet .... music supervisor
Astrid Gomez-Montoya .... music supervisor
Julian Schnabel .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Sharon Abella .... publicist
Oded Aharon .... production assistant
Ibtisam Ammouri .... personal assistant to first assistant director
Georgina Asfour .... script supervisor
Odile Beraud .... visual effects assistant accounting coordinator
Laure Blaess .... production accountant
Tony Copti .... location manager
Rafi Grabovitzki .... production assistant
Dominique Haidar .... represented by: Pathé
Gianni Manno .... titles and credits designer
Guy Raz .... location manager
Richie Roefaro .... technical assistant
Jérôme Seydoux .... presents
Nimrod Slaby .... production assistant
Mor Tentzer .... production assistant
Maria Uzelac .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Oren Moverman .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 on appeal for thematic material, and some violent content including a sexual assault
Runtime:
112 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Germany:12 | Ireland:15A | Japan:PG12 | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | USA:R (certificate #46689) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46689) | USA:PG-13 (re-rating)
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
[first lines]
Miral:My name is Miral Hasna. I was Born in 1973. But my story really begins in 1947 with Hind Husseini.
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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A raw and affecting look at the conflicts and struggles between Palestine and Israel, 27 June 2011
Author: moviexclusive from Singapore

Political films based on actual events are usually angry sentiments and have a strong point to make. This biographical drama is no different. Based on Rula Jebreal's novel, the emotionally charged production gives us an insight on the political unrest and instability happening on the other side of the world. Regard it educational if you will, this Julian Schnabel directed film will leave you wondering what it takes to live a life surrounded by the horrors of war.

The film chronicles Hind Husseini's effort to build an orphanage in Jerusalem after the 1948 Arab Israeli War. This began with her crossing paths with 55 orphaned children while on her way to work one day. She took them home and before she knew it, she had almost 2000 orphans under her care. The Dar Al-Tifel Institute was born, and thousands of orphaned children came under Husseini's care. Some 30 years later, Miral, a motherless child was sent to the orphanage by her father. Upon turning 17, she is sent to a refugee camp where she experiences the tension between Israel and Palestine, and the possible destructions it can bring to her own life.

Director Schnabel is known for his award winning works The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) and Before Night Falls (2000), and it comes as no surprise that the New York born filmmaker's latest project deals with such politically charged themes, despite the foreign lands the story takes place in. Through gritty cinematography (read: shaky camera work) and choppy editing (read: abrupt cuts and transitions), Schnabel shows us a world which we have only read about but never had the chance to experience. Sure, there may be no beautifully decorated sets with perfectly synchronized action sequences, but this is the slices of reality which the locals have to live with day after day.

It is also clear that the film presents a Palestinian perspective of things, and may appear one sided to viewers who are expecting this to be objective. Do note, however, that this is based on a memoir by Jebreal, and it is only natural that the war is seen through her eyes.

Amidst the violence and assaults, there is tenderness and compassion in the 112 minute film as Schnabel tells a story of remarkably strong women surviving in times of turmoil. Their intertwined tales may be unevenly told, but you'd feel a sense of passion and zeal as they go through life fighting for their beliefs and causes.

Playing the central character Husseini is Hiam Abbass (The Visitor, Munich), a Palestinian actress who injects the much needed fervour into her character. Frieda Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) plays the titular character, and viewers get to see how a girl who is initially brought up safely inside the orphanage's walls gradually grows into a young woman who is awakened by the reality around her and has to fight for her convictions. Appearing in supporting roles are familiar faces like Willem Dafoe (Daybreakers) and Vanessa Redgrave (Letters to Juliet) in the first few minutes of the film.

The film ends without any closure or resolution, which reflects the harsh realities happening on the other side of the planet we live in. And that, in our opinion, is the best way to leave us reflecting on the unnecessary pain and tragedies brought about by war.

- www.moviexclusive.com

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