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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.

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Salma Zidane
Rona Lipaz-Michael ...
Mira Navon
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Ziad Daud
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Defense Minister Israel Navon
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Abu Hussam (as Tarik Copti)
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Commander Jacob (as Amos Lavie)
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Leibowitz
Liron Baranes ...
Gilad
Smadar Jaaron ...
Tamar Gera (as Smadar Yaaron)
Danny Leshman ...
Private Itamar 'Quickie'
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Shelly
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Simon Hasson
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Nasser Zidane (as Loai Noufi)
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Sigi Navon
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Abu Kamal (as Makram J. Khoury)
Michael Warshaviak ...
Braverman - the attorney
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Mussa - Salma's Son-in-Law (as Jamil Khoury)
Yair Lapid ...
Himself - the TV presenter
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Herself - Singing at the party
Volga Sorgu
Lana Zreik ...
Laila - Salma's daughter

Directed by

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Eran Riklis

Written by

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Suha Arraf ... (screenplay)
 
Eran Riklis ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Bettina Brokemper ... co-producer
Rémi Burah ... co-producer
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre ... co-producer
Michael Eckelt ... co-producer
Leon Edery ... executive producer
Moshe Edery ... executive producer
Johannes Rexin ... line producer
Eran Riklis ... producer
Ira Riklis ... co-producer
David Silber ... executive producer

Music by

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Habib Shadah ... (original music by) (as Habib Shehadeh Hanna)

Cinematography by

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Rainer Klausmann ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Tova Ascher

Casting By

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Yael Aviv

Production Design by

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Miguel Markin

Costume Design by

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Rona Doron

Production Management

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Ghad Haijut ... unit manager
Ayelet Imberman ... unit production manager
Uzi Karin ... production manager
Niko Remus ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Neslihan Aydin ... assistant director
Michal Engel ... first assistant director

Sound Department

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Keren Or Biton ... adr recorder: adr editor / dialogue editor / music recordist/mixer
Hervé Buirette ... sound mixer
Ludovic Delzenne ... sound recordist
Emil Klotzsch ... foley editor
Gilad Leshem ... sound effects editor
Asher Milo ... sound
Roland Platz ... foley artist
Alon Shapira ... boom operator
Gil Toren ... sound designer

Special Effects by

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Sassi Franco ... special effects

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Markus Bäuerle ... digital post supervisor
Sebastian Göhs ... online editor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dennis Boni ... additional photographer: Washington D.C.
Andy Kuester ... assistant camera: Washington D.C.
Guy Ne'eman ... grip

Music Department

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Einat Saruf ... playback singer

Other crew

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Valérie Chabrier ... press attache: France
Shani Hashaviah ... producer's representative
Geraldine Jourdan ... production coordinator
Huma Khan ... legal post production
Gennady Kuchlik ... making-of director
Alana McGowan ... head of acquisitions / head of distribution
Robert Schlockoff ... press attache: France
Doron Suliman ... preparation: film lab

Thanks

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Firas Khoury ... thanks
Michael Schmid-Ospach ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Salma Zidane, a widow, lives simply from her grove of lemon trees in the West Bank's occupied territory. The Israeli defense minister and his wife move next door; the Secret Service orders the trees removed for security. The stoic Salma seeks assistance from the Palestinian Authority (useless), Israeli army (dismissive), and a young attorney, Ziad Daud, who takes the case; this older client attracts him. While the courts deliberate, the Israelis fence her trees and prohibit her from entering the grove. As the trees wither, the defense minister's wife and, separately, an Israeli journalist, look on Salma with sympathy. In this allegory, does David stand a chance against Goliath? Written by

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Taglines An analogy on the Gaza strip wall. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Shajarat limon (Israel, Arabic title)
  • Lemon Tree (Germany)
  • Les citronniers (France)
  • Lemon Tree (World-wide, English title)
  • Los limoneros (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections References Yair Lapid (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Lemon Tree See more »
Crazy Credits After the end credits are over, the theme song's chorus "Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat" is shown on screen. See more »
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Title Card: Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
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