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Lipstikka (2011)

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Two women reunite in London, where they go over the details of a life-changing event which occurred when they were teenagers in Jerusalem.


Jonathan Sagall


Jonathan Sagall (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clara Khoury ... Lara
Nataly Attiya ... Inam
Daniel Caltagirone ... Michael
Moran Rosenblatt ... Young Inam
Ziv Weiner Ziv Weiner ... Young Lara
Gal Lev Gal Lev ... Gadi
Ofer Hayoun ... Boaz
Taliesin Knight Taliesin Knight ... James
Jullate Kahwage Jullate Kahwage ... Young Inam's Mother
Amal Reihan-Abu Ramadan Amal Reihan-Abu Ramadan ... Young Lara's Mother
Ibrahim Abu-Zeid Ibrahim Abu-Zeid ... Young Lara's Father
Adam Abu-Razek Adam Abu-Razek ... Ashraf
Rachel E. Friedman Rachel E. Friedman ... Nun
Kosta Fasho Kosta Fasho ... Jamil
Charlotte McDougall Charlotte McDougall ... James' School Teacher


Lara is Palestinian. She left Ramallah thirteen years ago to begin a new life in London where she married Michael and had a child. She, her husband and her seven-year-old son James lead a pleasant, albeit somewhat dispassionate life in one of the city's better districts. But there's nothing that a good slug of vodka won't help her to cope with. But then, one day, Inam turns up at Lara's front door. She is a childhood friend from Ramallah. No sooner does Inam surge into the apartment, ask Lara about her husband (currently out at work) and shower attention on Lara's little boy than it becomes apparent that there is a certain tension between the two women. It's not long before Lara realises that everything she has created for herself is endangered by Inam's brusque intrusion. The two women share a secret. Back then, on the West Bank, the girlfriends shared a closeness borne out of their adolescent sexual experiences. One evening in 1994 during the Intifada, they ignored the curfew and ... Written by Berlinale

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15 October 2011 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

There are two movies here. And while this seems like a good deal, the end result isn't quite as satisfying as you wish it would be. One thing I can't tell you, is how much this is based on real life events. Though if I were to guess I'd say it is purely based on real life, from what I saw in the movie that is.

While the main storyline is unfolding, there is this other (subplot if you want to call it that). Something that works a lot better then what we see as main story. The balance therefor is a bit off. If I were to judge only the so-called "subplot" (I stay vague so you can enjoy the movie and how it unfolds without any prior knowledge/spoiler) I would rate it much higher. As it is it is more than a decent movie, with good performances (especially by the younger actors). I am looking forward what this particular filmmaker is going to do next

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Release Date:

1 March 2012 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Odem See more »

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Haifa, Israel See more »

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1.78 : 1
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