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Salt of This Sea (2008)

Milh Hadha al-Bahr (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 3 September 2008 (France)
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A romantic drama about a working-class woman and her experiences traveling back home.

Director:

Annemarie Jacir

Writer:

Annemarie Jacir
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suheir Hammad ... Soraya
Saleh Bakri ... Emad
Riyad Ideis Riyad Ideis ... Marwan
Dana Drigov Dana Drigov ... Airport Agent 1
Edna Blilious ... Airport Agent 2 (Ilana) (as Edna Balilous)
Ishai Golan ... Male Agent
Hagar Lotem Hagar Lotem ... Young Agent
Renana Lotem Renana Lotem ... Body Search Agent
Sylvie Wetz Sylvie Wetz ... Corinne (as Sylvie Wetz)
Yahya Barakat Yahya Barakat ... Ziad
Khaled Hourani Khaled Hourani ... Khaled
Ismael Dabbag Ismael Dabbag ... Bank Teller
Jack Saadeh Jack Saadeh ... Bank Manager
Iman Aoun Iman Aoun ... Wealthy Landlord
Giras Abu Sabbah Giras Abu Sabbah ... Cinematheque Bouncer
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Soraya, born in Brooklyn in a working class community of Palestinian refugees, discovers that her grandfather's savings were frozen in a bank account in Jaffa when he was exiled in 1948. Direct, stubborn, and determined to reclaim what is hers, she fulfills her life-long dream of "returning" to Palestine. Slowly she is taken apart by the reality around her and is forced to confront her own anger. She meets Emad, a young Palestinian whose ambition, contrary to hers, is to leave forever. Tired of the constraints that dictate their lives, they know in order to be free, they must take things into their own hands, even if it's illegal Written by JBA Production

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Salt of this Sea was the first feature film directed by Palestinian woman. See more »

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Composed and performed by Shadi Zaqtan
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unjustified Nostalgia
12 June 2009 | by ahmedabdalla1986See all my reviews

very week script , politically oriented in a cheap direct way . unjustified overwhelmed Nostalgia ( can anyone feels crazy homesick to a place he never lived in and just heard about it from the news and the grandparent's stories ?? ) , actually the writer didn't know how could he tell the story so he simply stuffed his script with many symbols and boring repeated nostalgic ale motives to the extend that that rhythm was terribly agonizing in the last 3rd of the film . the acting was really good specially Suheir Hammad who was acting in a very authentic style . the starting sequence was strong and succeeded to arouse Tension which was unfortunately totally lost .


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Official Sites:

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Language:

Arabic | English | Hebrew

Release Date:

3 September 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bu Denizin Tuzu See more »

Filming Locations:

Palestine

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Budget:

EUR800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,973, 15 August 2010

Gross USA:

$11,662

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$736,502
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Dolby SR

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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