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Kedma (2002)

In May 1948, shortly before the creation of the State of Israel, hundreds of immigrants from across Europe arrive in Palestine--only to risk arrest by British troops.

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Amos Gitai

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrei Kashkar Andrei Kashkar ... Yanush
Helena Yaralova Helena Yaralova ... Rossa
Yussuf Abu-Warda ... The Arab Man
Moni Moshonov ... Klibanov
Juliano Mer-Khamis ... Moussa (as Juliano Mer)
Menachem Lang Menachem Lang ... Menachem
Sendi Bar ... Yardena
Tomer Russo ... Milek
Liron Levo ... Gideon
Roman Hazanowski Roman Hazanowski ... Roman
Dalia Shachaf Dalia Shachaf ... Dalia
Keren Ben Rafael ... Isha (as Karen Ben Raphael)
Sasha Chernichovsky Sasha Chernichovsky ... Sacha
Rawda Suleiman Rawda Suleiman ... Jaffra
Gal Altschuler Gal Altschuler ... Ygal
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Storyline

Set seven days before the creation of the state of Israel in May 1948, a small rusted ship, with a group of concentration camp survivors from Shoah, is received at the new territory with open hostility. They are met by British troops, who are shooting at them, and are trying to forbid them from disembarking. As well, the survivors are met with guns blasts being shot by the Jewish secret army, who has come to help them. Only a small group actually succeeds in landing on the small beach, where they are able to experience their first hours in Palestine. Tired and hungry, the hopeful emigrants have then to follow the Jewish forces to immediately take up arms against the Arabs. Unspoken truths from both sides explode in the violent and tragic conflict. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Drama | War

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Country:

Italy | Israel | France

Language:

Hebrew | Arabic | German | Polish | Russian | Yiddish

Release Date:

22 May 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kedma verso Oriente See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$10,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$299,293
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Yanush: We don't have history, this is the fact. I don't know how to say this in Hebrew. But this is what it is. Our history is the way it is because of the Christians. We didn't want it be like this. We don't want it this way ever. They forced this on us,and we can't help it. Because of this, I am telling you, I'm against this. But I didn't say anything. She didn't exist because of me. You may find it hard to imagine that I am so intensely against this. I'm really disgusted. Think about it, what have ...
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How many ways can you say Boring? Kedma is one.
16 October 2006 | by paquiwonSee all my reviews

This movie is terrible. This movie attempts to show the frustration of one Holocaust survivor having to fight again for his existence and homeland. Despite what could have been a good story line, this movie was neither a good story, nor was it a war story. First, Kedma has minimal dialog throughout the movie, and the dialog it does have it really pointless. Second, it has no action. Even the battle scene in the movie was boring. Amos Giati looks like he was just trying to stretch out the movie to make it a full-length feature rather than a short story. Third, the whole message of the movie seemed to be about the main character, Yanush's disillusionment with the Promised Land and God's promise of Messiah. He claims in the movie that the Jewish people have no history. If you read the Old Testament or Torah, the Jews have probably the longest and best-documented histories of any people. As for Messiah's coming, 2 Peter 3:9 says, "The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." If there was one scene to be salvaged from this movie, it was the Arab man, Yussuf Abu-Warda, showing his defiance of the Jews for taking his home. It is too bad there was not more to the movie than that one scene.


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