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Joe + Belle (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1 June 2011 (Israel)
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A dark comedy about two girls who fall in love with their country and with each other en route from Tel Aviv to Sderot (the ongoing target of Qassam rocket attacks).

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Veronica Kedar ...
Joe
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Irit Gidron ...
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Ra'anan Hefetz ...
Noa Provisor ...
Florence Bloch ...
Belle's Mother
Shalev Gelber ...
Nitai Gvirtz ...
Tal Englander
Elinor Noi
Itai Roitenberg
Narkis Tepler ...
Lesbian in club
Liron Tsur ...
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A dark comedy about two girls that fall in love with their country and each other en route from Tel Aviv to Sderot. Joe is a frustrated drug dealer and Belle is a french psychopath. The two meet and get involved in an absurd murder in the center of Tel Aviv. They now have to dump the body and escape the police. In this long and difficult journey, the coincidental encounter becomes a true love story that can only exist in one place - Sderot, the ongoing target of Qassam rocket attacks in Israel. Written by Anonymous

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If love is not madness... It is not love. See more »

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ILS 110,000 (estimated)
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Joe + Belle
3 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very original romance and comedy from a first time director, Veronica Kefar which had my attention right from the start. In this, two girls, are on the run from the law and an amusing set-up, amidst the falling rockets in present day Israel. The magical Sivan Levy literally drops into the life of Veronica Kedar, a disenchanted, alienated small-time drug dealer in Tel-Aviv and then the race is on. They consistently survive on the run as they learn about each other and belonging. The film begins so dark and becomes brighter and brighter as one identifies with Ms Kedar's character and falls in love with Ms Levy's.

There may be comparisons to Thelma and Louise, but I enjoyed this much more. This is Indie, streetwise, funny and quite an intelligent film, weaving together disparate thoughts and emotions. To think this is Ms Kedar's first film. It is amazing.


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