7.1/10
1,945
12 user 76 critic

The Time that Remains (2009)

Trailer
1:13 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (HD) on Prime Video

An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.

Director:

Elia Suleiman

Writer:

Elia Suleiman
5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Separated by a checkpoint, Palestinian lovers from Jerusalem and Ramallah arrange clandestine meetings.

Director: Elia Suleiman
Stars: Elia Suleiman, Manal Khader, George Ibrahim
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Elia Suleiman
Stars: Elia Suleiman, Nazira Suleiman, Fuad Suleiman
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A romantic drama about a working-class woman and her experiences traveling back home.

Director: Annemarie Jacir
Stars: Suheir Hammad, Saleh Bakri, Riyad Ideis
Lamma shoftak (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music and an infectious sense of hope. In Jordan, a different kind of change is underway as tens of ... See full summary »

Director: Annemarie Jacir
Stars: Mahmoud Asfa, Ruba Blal, Saleh Bakri
Paradise Now (2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Stars: Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel, a television comedian that works in the... See full summary »

Director: Eran Riklis
Stars: Hiam Abbass, Makram Khoury, Clara Khoury
Amreeka (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Indiana.

Director: Cherien Dabis
Stars: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass
Etz Limon (2008)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.

Director: Eran Riklis
Stars: Hiam Abbass, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Ali Suliman
Omar (2013)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Stars: Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Eyad Hourani
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Abu Laila used to be a judge, but because the government doesn't have the means to renew his assignment he is forced to be a taxi driver. On the day his daughter Laila becomes seven years ... See full summary »

Director: Rashid Masharawi
Stars: Mohammad Bakri, Areen Omari, Nour Zoubi
Wajib (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A father and his estranged son must come together to hand deliver his daughter's wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom, in this rousing family drama from Annemarie Jacir (When I Saw You).

Director: Annemarie Jacir
Stars: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Tarik Kopty
Comedy

Filmmaker Elia Suleiman travels to different cities and finds unexpected parallels to his homeland of Pakistan.

Director: Elia Suleiman
Stars: Elia Suleiman, Kamil Silbak, Pascal Tréguy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Menashe Noy ... Taxi Driver
Elia Suleiman ... ES
Baher Agbariya Baher Agbariya ... Iraqi soldier
Saleh Bakri ... Fuad
Amer Hlehel Amer Hlehel ... Anis
Alex Bakri Alex Bakri ... Poet Who Shoots Himself
George Khleifi George Khleifi ... Mayor
Razi Shawahdi Razi Shawahdi ... Man with Mayor in Car
Nathan Ravitz ... Haganah General (as Nathan Ravitch)
Alon Leshem ... Haganah Commander
Gideon Levy Gideon Levy ... Haganah Officer
Adi Krispin Adi Krispin ... Haganah Photographer
Oded Pines Oded Pines ... Haganah Officer
Mundir Hakim Mundir Hakim ... Fuad's Father
Pini Klavir Pini Klavir ... Haganah Officer
Edit

Storyline

An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Le Pacte [France]

Country:

UK | Italy | Belgium | France | Palestine

Language:

Arabic | Hebrew | English

Release Date:

12 August 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Le temps qu'il reste See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€275,415 (France), 16 August 2009, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,453, 9 January 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,205
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The position of the chairs around the table in the house where Fuad takes the wounded man changes depending upon which direction the shot is from. See more »

Connections

Features Spartacus (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Al Bint El Chalabiya
Lyrics and Music by Assi Rahbani and Mansour Rahbani
(collectively as The Rahbani Brothers)
Courtesy of Voix de l'Orient / A. Chahine & Fils
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Suleiman's Retrospective
16 January 2011 | by nyshrinkSee all my reviews

This film, like most Elia Suleiman films, uses real time, absurdity, symbolism and scenes from Suleiman's life, at the same time portraying history and current events. As typical of Suleiman it is also a very personal film, the most personal of the ones I've seen (Divine Intervention, Chronicle of a Disappearance). It is a reminiscence of his family from the time of 1948, when the state of Israel was created on the land called Palestine, to the present day.

The film covers events including the war of 1948, the death of Nasser, the resistance against Israeli occupation, and the deterioration of Palestinian society in recent times. It is filled with Suleiman's typical tragicomic scenes of interaction between Israelis and Palestinians. It is a very sad film, however, the humor that runs through the film, and the suspense that is created by filming in real time, keep the film engaging even though like Suleiman's other films the pace is somewhat slow.


14 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed