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Chronicle of a Disappearance (1996)

| Drama | 1996 (Israel)
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Credited cast:
Elia Suleiman ... Himself
Nazira Suleiman Nazira Suleiman ... Mother
Fuad Suleiman Fuad Suleiman ... Father
Ali Suliman ... The Man
Juliet Mazzawi Juliet Mazzawi ... The aunt
Fawaz Eilemi Fawaz Eilemi ... Abu Adnan
Leonid Alexeenko Leonid Alexeenko ... Priest
Iaha Mouhamad Iaha Mouhamad ... The writer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephan Abib Stephan Abib ... Radio and Phone Voice
Nawal S. Abu Kartoumah Nawal S. Abu Kartoumah ... Whisling scene the couple
Mahmoud Abu Khamis Mahmoud Abu Khamis ... Men exanging cigarettes
Bassam Abu Nassar Bassam Abu Nassar ... Customer
Ibrahim Abu-Jummah Ibrahim Abu-Jummah ... Man with Dentures
Haim Adri Haim Adri ... Radio and Phone Voice
Walid Aun Ali Walid Aun Ali ... Whisling scene the couple
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Signs of genius
14 December 2004 | by yardenushSee all my reviews

Elia Suleiman returns to his home after a long absence, and gives a portrait of the society he left behind - that of Israeli Palestinians living among Jewish Israelis in Israel. Suleiman's Israeli Palestinians are somewhat miserable, squabbling people who seem to be accustomed or accepting of this fate. His Israelis are racist and his Israeli security forces are dumb and dumber. Jewish Tel Aviv and Palestinians Jericho, visited during his trip, receive so little attention, as to attest to their insignificance. Instead, its all about Jerusalem, where the two societies collide head on. As in Divine Intervention (which came out later) - the Palestinians receive some redemption only in fantasy. The scene where a Palestinian woman manages to rid Jerusalem of Israeli policing forces by use of a walkie talkie was pure brilliance. There are other brilliant scenes in this movie - however, the film does not flow and never really follows a set rhythm. However, it is highly recommended for those scenes that attest to the directors brilliance


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