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Keren Yedaya (written by)
Illa Ben Porat (collaboration)
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10 June 2009 (France) See more »
In the city of Jaffa; a young girl plans to run away with her secret lover, when a tragedy forever changes the course of their lives. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Dana Ivgy ... Mali Wolf

Moni Moshonov ... Reuven Wolf

Ronit Elkabetz ... Osnat 'Ossi' Wolf
Mahmud Shalaby ... Toufik
Hussein Yassin Mahajne ... Hassan

Roy Assaf ... Meir Wolf
Lili Ivgy ... Shiran Wolf
Zenabh Mahrab ... Naima
Suma Zenabh ... Evtesam
Dalia Beger ... Aunt Suzi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nahman Ashkenazi ... Le client du garage
Amir Bushari ... Le 2ème frère d'Ossi

Moris Cohen ... Le 1er frère d'Ossi (as Morris Cohen)
Lizi Goren ... La soeur de Reuven
Solita Hadad ... La mère d'Ossi
Derald Liddawi ... Le 1er frère de Toufik

Doraid Liddawi ... Le 1er frère de Toufik
Moshe Marciano ... Le Père d'Ossi
Irit Nathan Benedek ... Directrice du planning familial
Ogra ... La manucure
Shir Sheshani ... Infirmière
Dana Shmielev ... Mali enfant
Mamar Tzur ... Le neveu de Reuven
Sarit Vino-Elad
Hossam Zenabh ... Le 2ème frère de Toufik
Nur Zenabh ... Toufik enfant

Directed by
Keren Yedaya 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Illa Ben Porat  collaboration
Keren Yedaya  written by

Produced by
Emmanuel Agneray .... producer
Jérôme Bleitrach .... producer
Benny Drechsel .... producer
Marek Rozenbaum .... producer
Karsten Stöter .... producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Pierre Aïm 
Film Editing by
Asaf Korman 
Production Design by
Avi Fahima 
Costume Design by
Li Alembik 
Production Management
Rebekka Garrido .... post-production supervisor
Eyal Sadan .... production manager
Boaz Veksler .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shir Shoshani .... first assistant director
Art Department
Andrew Chernakov .... painter
Nikolai Yosifov .... property master
Sound Department
Anja Bause .... foley mixer
Dominique Delguste .... re-recording mixer
Michael Kaczmarek .... supervising sound editor
Xavier Marsais .... sound re-recording mixer assistant
Carola Richter .... sound editor
Peter Sandmann .... foley artist
Jörg Theil .... sound
Visual Effects by
Philipp Großmann .... scanning supervisor
Kolja Schoon .... scanning operator
Dima Osmolovsky .... fight coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Avi Avrahami .... gaffer
Malik Brahimi .... first assistant camera
Dror Piltz .... electrician
Adva Shoua .... clapper loader
Editorial Department
Adam Inglis .... colorist
Location Management
Tony Copti .... location manager
Music Department
Tomer Adaddi .... music arranger
Israel David .... score mixer
Other crew
Karin Ben-Zeev .... production coordinator (as Karin Ben-Ze'ev)
Ricardo Brunn .... production assistant
Florence Diez .... production assistant intern
Julian Doepp .... production assistant intern
Britta Hecking .... production assistant
Anne Tetzlaff .... production assistant

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106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Taiwan:PG-12
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Did You Know?

Ronit Elkabetz and Dana Ivgy also played mother and daughter in Keren Yedaya's previous movie Or (My Treasure) (2004).See more »


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9 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Jaffa Film Review: Drama Foreign: Israel, 2010, 14 April 2010
Author: bdsaustin from United States

Israel is receiving a storm of criticism these days for its merciless treatment of Palestinians under occupation. Often overlooked are the Palestinians who live on the Israeli side of the apartheid wall, the Arab-Israelis of Palestinian descent. Amidst this storm of criticism arrives the movie Jaffa. What Jaffa does for both Jews and Arabs in Israel is portray them as human. Palestinians are not cast as terrorists or as suppressed peasants. Jews are not cast as brainy but thrifty business moguls.

Instead the moviegoer gets to look into the lives of these two groups of people and judge for themselves.

Jaffa does not, however, show the true nasty side of Israel; it ignores the fact that tens of miles away, Palestinians are being completely deprived of their basic human rights, squeezed together behind a cruel apartheid wall by Israel.

Is Israel even ready for a movie like Jaffa? I will argue that yes, it is time for Israelis to accept Palestinians, as people deserving of equal rights in a society that has so long denied them that. Thank you, Keron Yedaya, for what the world hopes is just the first of many Israeli made movies to come that give fair treatment to Arab-Israelis of Palestinian descent.

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