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Homeland (2008)

| Drama | 2008 (USA)
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Upon completing his service in the Israel Defense Forces, Kobi Zucker needed to get away from the pressures of the ongoing struggles of the Middle East. With memories of his tour of duty in... See full summary »

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Michael Eldridge

Writer:

Brad Rothschild
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Credited cast:
Max Rhyser ... Kobi Zucker
Yifat Sharabi Yifat Sharabi ... Leila
Penny Bittone ... Doron
Shalin Agarwal ... Ghazi
Radhika Vaz Radhika Vaz ... Mother
Laurence Cantor Laurence Cantor ... Father
Ellie Diez Ellie Diez ... Sheila
Pia Shah ... Hala
Shayna Padovano Shayna Padovano ... Mona
Ann Marie Moloney Ann Marie Moloney ... Agent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bern Cohen ... The Sheikh
Ed Eldridge Ed Eldridge ... Corky
Michael Eldridge Michael Eldridge ... Agent #2
Tracie Jules ... Angry ice cream customer U5
Ross Massood Ross Massood ... Thug
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Upon completing his service in the Israel Defense Forces, Kobi Zucker needed to get away from the pressures of the ongoing struggles of the Middle East. With memories of his tour of duty in the territories fresh in his mind, he comes to New York City on his way to South America. While working to earn money for his trip, Kobi meets the girl of his dreams. Beautiful and intelligent, Leila is everything that Kobi has ever wanted. But Leila is Palestinian, having come to New York from the West Bank with her family following the death of her oldest brother during the Intifada. Despite their differences, Kobi and Leila fall in love. Meanwhile, Leila's only surviving brother, Ghazi, is having his own troubles adapting to life in his new country. Ghazi increasingly comes under the spell of a radical Muslim preacher. Ghazi sees Leila changing and fears that she is no longer an honorable Muslim woman. Ghazi is determined to prevent Leila from dishonoring her family while Leila struggles with ... Written by Brad Rothschild

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Even the heart is under siege.

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USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

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2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Szülőföld See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (NTSC Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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23 October 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

it is far to be impressive. or example of high performance. but its purpose is not to be more than a warning. an exercise to reflect reality sides and propose only a story about it. the facts are well-known. the possibility of a love relation between presumptive enemies is not new. the movie seems be only a sketch without deep dimension. but it is an useful remember about the borders of an every day drama. and it is not exactly the case of one land but the relation of ordinary people with theirs roots, cultural differences, cultural identity of the other. it can be not very convincing or a not inspired lesson. but it represents more than a play with thesis or conciliatory/neutral vision about facts. it is a form of testimony who remember only pieces of a dangerous game. without propose a precise solution, only possibilities. its message is universal. so, a film as seed for reflection. and that can be an admirable occasion for self discover.


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