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The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels (1995)

Hikayatul jawahiri thalath (original title)
A Palestinian boy becomes entranced with a beautiful Gypsy girl and a fairy tale world she weaves amidst conflict in Gaza. The children explore nature, mysticism and what their future holds... See full summary »

Director:

Michel Khleifi

Writer:

Michel Khleifi
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mohammed Nahnal Mohammed Nahnal ... Yusef
Hana' Nc'mch Hana' Nc'mch ... Aida
Bushra Karaman Bushra Karaman ... Yusef's mother (as Bushra Qaraman)
Raida Adon ... Suad
Makram Khoury ... Abu Iman
Mohammed Sheikh Mohammed Sheikh ... Samir
Hana' Ne'meh Hana' Ne'meh ... Aida
Ghassan Abu Libda Ghassan Abu Libda ... Salah
Amin Halabi Amin Halabi ... Salah's father
Mohammad Bakri ... Aida's father (as Mohammed Bakri)
Um Fayez Um Fayez ... Aida's grandmother
Ahmad Abu Sal'oum Ahmad Abu Sal'oum ... Yusef's father
Khalifa Natour ... Officer #1
Dirar Suleiman Dirar Suleiman ... Officer #2
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A Palestinian boy becomes entranced with a beautiful Gypsy girl and a fairy tale world she weaves amidst conflict in Gaza. The children explore nature, mysticism and what their future holds, while learning to live with the surrounding brutality c. 1990. Yusef's family scrapes by in a seaside camp while his father's in prison and his heavily-armed brother's on the run, parrying with Israeli troops. Salah, Yusef's schoolmate from a well-off Arab family strives faithfully to assist them, while Yusef helps an elderly, blind neighbor escape from his lonely abandonment into the North American dreamworld he's waited so long for. Written by David Stevens

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Plot Keywords:

mysticism | gypsy | arab | boy | children | See All (48) »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Official Sites:

Sindibad Films

Country:

Belgium | Spain | Palestine | UK

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

6 December 1995 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Tale of the Three Jewels See more »

Filming Locations:

Gaza Strip, Palestine See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Israeli soldier: There is a curfew. Move along.
Yusef: But my house is right there.
Israeli soldier: Not even one step further. Off with you.
Aida: We won't blow up the planet if we go home.
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A little too short.
13 January 2003 | by Hunky StudSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the music. The photographer did a good job of showing the violence. In the two violent scenes, you would feel as if you were there witnessing.

It is a good movie for children, too. It is about a story for a young boy and a young girl. In the short 50 minutes, we can feel the active war going on in Gaza strip, people's lives are in danger. A dominant force presents its power over the innocent people.


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