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The Arab-Israeli sushi chef Elzober can finally fulfill his dream: to buy a brand new black Legacy. But the day after the purchase the car is stolen. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nidal Badarneh ... Jameel
Nahd Bashir ... Adel

Adib Jahschan ... Abusam (as Adib Jahshan)
Nozomi Kawata ... Sakura
Akram Khoury ... Mahmoud
Mantarô Koichi ... Zen

Salwa Nakkara ... Im Subaru
Merav Sheffer ... Esther
Raquel Shore ... Aunt
Akram Tillawi ... Elzober (as Akram Telawe)

Dan Toren ... Dani
Michael Warshaviak ... Gidon

Michal Yannai ... Smadar
Lana Zreik ... Aisha

Directed by
Kazuya Ogawa 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Giuliana Mettini  writer
Jeremy Pikser  supervising writer
Akram Telawe  writer

Produced by
Hideyuki Miyakawa .... executive producer
Mario Miyakawa .... producer
Zenjiro Miyakawa .... executive producer
Teppei Takanabe .... executive producer
Keisuke Tanaka .... co-producer
Original Music by
Yasunori Matsuda 
Cinematography by
Hiro'o Yanagida 
Film Editing by
Kazuya Ogawa 
Art Direction by
Offer Rachamim Harpaz 
Set Decoration by
Bashar Hassuneh  (as Bashar Hasuneh)
Costume Design by
Rami Arda 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sadallah Nakleh .... assistant director
Sound Department
Yohai Moshe .... sound mixer (as Yochai Moshi)
Camera and Electrical Department
Yosi Halehmi .... key grip
Takako Maji .... assistant camera
Adva Shoua .... clapper loader
Hiro'o Yanagida .... camera operator
Mario Zugair .... gaffer
Other crew
Georgina Asfour .... script supervisor
Jeremy Pikser .... script consultant

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96 min
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Along the lines of Kusturica and 'Life is Beautiful', 29 December 2011
Author: Paolo Canonica from London

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This is an excellent film, succeeding in creating comedy out of a tragic situation. The film glosses over the political aspects of the Arab-Israeli situation while recreating a microcosm of life of Arab Israelis: an in-between existence for people who are not fully Israeli and not fully Palestinian either. Beautiful sceneries, some slightly surreal scenes and a great story make this a wonderful film. The film is very symbolic: when the main character's new car is stolen, the Israeli authorities are conspicuous by their absence; the rich (in the form of the insurance company) are happy to not help either. He seeks help from the local mafia who are inefficient and clumsy. The Japanese, representing foreign goodwill, want to help but end up in a muddle as they don't really understand the problem. The comic aspect of the film comes from some surreal scenes (the little boy being stolen along with a car and making friends with a car thief or a Japanese girl wandering the streets of Palestine in a pink dress being just some of them). Overall the film leaves you with an understanding that normal life goes on for Arab Israelis, comedy and tragedy mixing as they do in life.

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