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A musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands on the West Bank. David, an Israeli soldier, falls in love with Fatima, a beautiful Palestinian cashier,... See more »

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination.
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Cast

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David
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Fatima
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Ariel
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Ahmed
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Ruvik
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Uri
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Mustafa
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Shlomo
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Mahmoud / Masked Palestinian with I.D. (as Shareef Abrams)
Daniella Diezba ...
Ludmila
Keith Lal ...
Mohammed
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Menorah Mickey
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Bruce (as Ramon del Barrio)
Anthony Shams ...
Palestinian Costumer
Roger Marks ...
Israeli Customer
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Rabbi with Torah / Fiddler on Roof
Jillian Schmitz ...
Dancer
Chelsea Hackett ...
Dancer
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Dancer
Shaby Akhavi ...
Dancer
Alan Wall ...
Dancer
Karim Cheikh Ali ...
Dancer
Meyra Cordova ...
Dancer
Leslie Stevens ...
Dancer
Paige Harman ...
Dancer (as Paige Harmon)
David McGee ...
Dancer
Jessica Onorato ...
Dancer (as Jessica Onorado)
Vera Wagman ...
Dancer
Murray Phillips ...
Dancer
Eric George ...
Dancer
Zack Gray ...
Dancer
Amber Ione ...
Dancer
Carey Ysais ...
Dancer
Paulette Ysais ...
Dancer
Nicole Sullivan ...
Dancer
Heather Lipson ...
Dancer
Paul A. Brown ...
Dancer
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David (singingVoice)
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Fatima (singingVoice)
Steven Memel ...
Ariel (singingVoice)
Ahmed El-Asmer ...
Ahmed (singingVoice) (as Ahmed El Asmer)
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Background Singer (voice)
Eric Butler ...
Background Singer (voice)
Roger Crenshaw ...
Background Singer (voice)
Ayana Haviv ...
Background Singer (voice)
Stormy ...
Camel
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Kid in Restaurant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ari Sandel

Written by

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Kim Ray ... (written by) &
Ari Sandel ... (written by)

Produced by

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Bill Boland ... co-producer
Jeff Couch ... associate producer
Ashley Jordan ... producer
Amy S. Kim ... producer (as Amy Kim)
Ravi Malhotra ... producer
Kim Ray ... associate producer
Ari Sandel ... producer
Pascal Vaguelsy ... producer

Music by

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Yuval Ron

Cinematography by

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Gavin Kelly

Film Editing by

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Avi Youabian

Editorial Department

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Wade Felker ... film-to-tape colorist
Stephen Thurston ... additional editor
Mike Will ... digital intermediate editor

Casting By

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Steve Helgoth ... (as Steven Helgoth)

Production Design by

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Alethea Root

Art Direction by

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Nathan Morse

Set Decoration by

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Rebecca Keeling

Costume Design by

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Luellyn Harper

Makeup Department

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Inbal Bitan ... assistant makeup artist
Jacque Carroll ... assistant makeup artist
Jordan Forward-Sanchez ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Samara Pena ... assistant makeup artist
Tracy Snyder ... assistant makeup artist
Jill Ventimiglia ... makeup/hair department head

Production Management

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Bryan Cohen ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Winnie Chong ... second assistant director
Adam Lawson ... first assistant director
Kate Pavri ... second second assistant director
Laure Py ... second second assistant director
Victoria Wong ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Phillip Boutte Jr. ... property master (as Phil Boutte)
Johnny Cloeman ... storyboard artist
Bryan Cohen ... set dresser
Jonny Coleman ... Storyboard Artist
Claire Cottrell ... set dresser
Alex Dai ... storyboard artist
Michael Dalman ... construction
Kristen Flores ... on-set dresser (as Kristen Ridgway)
Charles Garven ... leadman
Scott Gerard ... construction (as Scott Jerard)
Leighanne Haddock ... art coordinator
Jason Hirano ... lead swing
Tiffani Hunt ... set dresser
Kami Laprade ... set dresser
David Le Barron ... construction (as David LeBarron)
Trevor Lincoln ... set dresser
Michael O'Grady Moriarty ... art department (as Michael Moriarty) / lead swing (as Michael Moriarty)
Dave Moses ... graphic designer
Erik Mulet ... construction (as Eric Mullet)
Patrick O'Riley ... swing gang
Ryanah Peterson ... set dresser (as Ryanah Petersen)
Heather Roberts ... set dresser
Shawn Rodriguez ... swing gang (as Sean Rodriguez)
Jessi Ruge ... set dresser
Michael Shoemaker ... construction
Hillel Chaim Smith ... swing gang (as Hillel Smith)
Heather Rose Wagner ... set dresser (as Heather Wagner)
Gary Warshaw ... construction
Daniel Wheeler ... leadman / scenic painter
Meredith Riley Worden ... set dresser (as Meredith Riley)

Sound Department

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Dori Amarilio ... recording engineer
Dan Figurell ... boom operator
Shawn Keating ... sound designer
Sam C. Lewis ... adr recordist / foley recordist
Michael J. McDonald ... adr recordist / re-recording mixer (as Michael McDonald) / supervising sound editor
Richard Mercado ... sound
Bob Packo ... sound mixer
John Sanacore ... dialogue editor / foley recordist / sound designer
Motoi Takahashi ... sound designer
Alex Ullrich ... foley artist / sound designer
Eric Vesbit ... sound effects editor
Brad Whitcanack ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Wayne Beauchamp ... pyrotechnician
P. David Miller ... pyrotechnician

Visual Effects by

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Casey C. Leming ... electronic graphics

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kenneth Armstrong ... second assistant camera
Matthew Barbor ... gaffer
Eduardo Barraza ... grip
Brad Budde ... grip
Eric Chance ... electrician
Jacquie Coe ... camera production assistant
Shannon Davis ... grip
Rick Favazzo ... crane operator (as Richard 'Fuzzy' Favazzo)
Eliott Freeman ... crane operator
J.J. Gerber ... second assistant camera
Craig Gleason ... key grip
Brent Hansen ... electrician (as Brent M. Hansen)
Tom Howard ... key grip
Chris Hughes ... best boy electric
Christopher Ivins ... Steadicam operator (as Chris Ivins)
Daron Keet ... first assistant camera
Erwin Landau ... Steadicam operator
Joe Large ... electrician
Sunny Lee ... grip
David Legois ... film loader
Jared Leunis ... electrician
Pam Littke ... still photographer
Paul Maletich ... first assistant camera
BJ McDonnell ... steadicam operator (as Billy John McDonnell)
Nate Murphy ... grip department production assistant
Albert Page ... camera production assistant
Nick Peterson ... grip
Allan Schoening ... still photographer
Jeremy Schonwald ... electrician
Jordan Slovin ... electrician
Dale Tibor ... grip
William S. White ... first assistant camera (as William White)
Sean P. Neelon ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Janet Campbell ... casting associate
Sasha Adkinson ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Patty Malkin ... costumer
Rebecca Rivera ... costume production assistant (as Rebecca Rivera)
Kari Smith ... costumer
Ivy Thaide ... assistant costume designer
Kacy Treadway ... costume builder

Music Department

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Kevin Cunningham ... playback
Raymond Del Barrio ... musical staging (as Ramon del Barrio)
Leo Flynn II ... music preparation
Zinovy Goro ... musician: clarinetist
Antoine Harb ... musician: flute
Jamie Papish ... musician: percussion
Kim Ray ... lyricist
Bud Raymond ... playback
Yuval Ron ... musician: flute / musician: oud
Ari Sandel ... lyricist
Paul Taylor ... music preparation
Philip Vaiman ... concert master / orchestra contractor

Transportation Department

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Alan Kaminsky ... transportation

Other crew

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Dan Abrams ... set production assistant
Whitney Alexander ... set production assistant
Dana Archer ... publicist
Angela Bickell ... set production assistant
Temsy Chen ... production assistant
Jacquie Coe ... set production assistant
Bill Davis ... weapons specialist
Raymond Del Barrio ... choreographer (as Ramon del Barrio)
Olga Domanevich ... accountant
Claire Doré ... animal wrangler / goat handler
Alex Edelman ... set production assistant
Paige Harman ... assistant to director
Mohammed Hassan ... production assistant
Danny Lafon ... camel handler
Ignatius Lin ... production assistant
Stephen A. Marinaccio II ... pre-production coordinator (as Steven Marinaccio)
Bryan Miller ... set production assistant
Bill Rivers ... camel handler
Jillian Schmitz ... assistant choreographer
Edward Shen ... set production assistant
Danielle Snowdon ... script supervisor
Matthew Warren ... set production assistant (as Matt Warren)

Thanks

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Carla Blair ... special thanks
Summer Lopez ... special thanks
Sarah Ripard ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands on the West Bank. David, an Israeli soldier, falls in love with Fatima, a beautiful Palestinian cashier, despite the animosity between their families' dueling restaurants. Can the couple's love withstand a 58-year-old conflict and their families' desire to control the future of the chick pea in the Middle East? Written by Anonymous

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Taglines a little singing, a little dancing, a lot of hummus. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • История западного берега (Russia)
Runtime
  • 21 min
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Box Office

Budget $74,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Featured in The 2006 Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Live Action (2007). See more »
Quotes Ahmed: Your side of the screen is encroaching on my side of the screen.
Ariel: No. You are clearly tainting my side of the screen.
Ahmed: Excuse me? Its *my* side of the screen!
Ahmed, Ariel: [simultaneously] You back up and start listening to me! You're *clearly* tainting my side of the screen!
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