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The Bubble (2006)

Ha-Buah (original title)
The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the ... See full summary »

Director:

Eytan Fox

Writers:

Gal Uchovsky (screenplay), Eytan Fox (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ohad Knoller ... Noam
Yousef 'Joe' Sweid ... Ashraf
Daniella Wircer Daniella Wircer ... Lulu
Alon Friedman Alon Friedman ... Yali (as Alon Freidmann)
Zohar Liba ... Golan
Tzion Baruch ... Shaul (as Zion Baruch)
Oded Leopold Oded Leopold ... Sharon
Ruba Blal ... Rana, Ashraf's Sister
Shredi Jabarin ... Jihad (as Shredy Jabarin)
Yael Zafrir ... Orna
Noa Barkai ... Ella
Yotam Ishay ... Chiki
Eliana Bakier Eliana Bakier ... Dalfi (as Eliana Bekiyer)
Avital Barak Avital Barak ... Dana
Lior Ashkenazi ... Himself - Actor in "Bent"
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Storyline

The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. The movie looks at young people's lives in Tel Aviv through the POVs of gays and straights, Jews and Arabs, men and women. It all begins when Noam, a young Israeli soldier, serves in the reserve forces and meets at a check point a Palestinian young man called Ashraf. Following an incident during which Noam misplaces his ID card at the check point, Ashraf shows up on the doorstep of the apartment that Noam shares with a gay man and a straight woman. How will the meeting affect all of their lives? Written by A.M.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew | Arabic | English

Release Date:

7 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bubble See more »

Filming Locations:

Alenbi Street, Tel Aviv, Israel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,882, 9 September 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$157,121, 3 January 2008
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Runtime:

| (Strand Releasing DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

French visa # 117356. See more »

Crazy Credits

Bent by Martin Sherman ©1979 See more »

Connections

References Jules and Jim (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

First Day of My Life
Written by Conor Oberst
Performed by Bright Eyes
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A powerful film
29 May 2014 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the love story of a young Israeli soldier and a Palestinian man. Their journey is full of difficulties, as the war breaks out and racial tension mounts.

"The Bubble" examines what it is like to have a relationship in a society full of racial tensions and people with closed minds. I feel for Ashraf so much, as his family is not accepting towards his sexuality, and also the tragic events that occur in his family towards the end of the film. Fortunately, the film has lighter moments, as the youngsters party their way through the night in the name of peace.

The ending few seconds are so powerful that it has a haunting effect on me. Even though "The Bubble" is more of a romantic comedy than a depressing drama, it still will move everyone to tears.


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