Two misfit males, one man-child, one boy, find each other, building a small cabin in the woods to create a new life. Their daily struggle for survival creates a strong bond between them ... See full summary »
Henrike von Kuick
As a family from India moves in to a desert neighborhood in Southern Israel in the 1960's, the family's eldest, beautiful daughter discovers friendship and romance with the lovely local ... See full summary »
Azulai is a policeman in Jaffa, whose incompetence is only matched by his soft-heartedness. His superiors want to send him to early retirement, but he would like to stay on the force, and ... See full summary »
The new math teacher and new school principal discover the 16-year-old underachiever failing classes is really a genius, and the kid's own family's too busy relying on him to mend family fences to notice his brilliance either.
The year is 1989. In an era of Palestinian demands for independence, the State of Israel sends young soldiers to oversee the Arab population in the Occupied Territories. After one of them ... See full summary »
Hanna is a young German that goes to Israel in order to push her career by working with disabled people. Itay, the Israeli social worker, picks on her with Holocaust jokes and cynical comments on German history, whilst obviously flirting with her. She initially reacts with rejection, but after a while Hanna becomes interested in her family's history, and also in Itay. Written by
A refreshing look at German-Israelian relationships
Heroine makes journey to find herself - This summary is not the whole answer here, though, because the plot turns out to take on an interesting twist when woven in with the delicate issue of German-Israelian/ German-Jewish relationships. The main character's path takes a few expected turns, but also as many unexpected ones, which keeps it interesting to see the plot unfold. What's great about this carefully written piece is that it manages to take a refreshing, humorous approach towards the heavy political issue that hangs over the characters' heads like the sword of Damocles. A couple of pretty hearty jokes aimed at the German side work well in helping to ease the pressure. Outside of these moments, one feels like a quiet observer in an intimate setting, while watching the lively bunch, each person with their own idiosyncrasies and oddities, trying to find the appropriate way of dealing with each other in a situation where there's no protocol for it. All this is a pleasure to watch from a photographic point of view; with lovingly designed settings, carefully chosen framing and an interesting use of colors, the visualization becomes something of a metaphorical reflection of the actions taking place in the foreground. So I would recommend 'Hannah's Reise' to fans of romcoms with a twist as much as to those who enjoy movies with a political note (without being preachy or judgmental).
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