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Jaffa (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 10 June 2009 (France)
In the city of Jaffa; a young girl plans to run away with her secret lover, when a tragedy forever changes the course of their lives.

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Credited cast:
... Mali Wolf
... Reuven Wolf
... Osnat 'Ossi' Wolf
... Toufik
Hussein Yassin Mahajne ... Hassan
... Meir Wolf
Lili Ivgy ... Shiran Wolf
Zenabh Mahrab ... Naima
Suma Zenabh ... Evtesam
... Aunt Suzi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nahman Ashkenazi ... Le client du garage
Amir Bushari ... Le 2ème frère d'Ossi
... Le 1er frère d'Ossi (as Morris Cohen)
Lizi Goren ... La soeur de Reuven
Solita Hadad ... La mère d'Ossi
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In the heart of Jaffa, Reuven's garage is a family business. His daughter Mali and his son Meir, as well as Toufik, a young Palestinian, work there. No one suspects that Mali and Toufik have been in love for years. As the two lovers are secretly making their wedding arrangements, tension builds between Meir and Toufik. Written by Keren Yedaya

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Ronit Elkabetz and Dana Ivgy also played mother and daughter in Keren Yedaya's previous movie Or (My Treasure) (2004). See more »

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Very realistic
9 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

The realism. The complexity of the plot and in spite of the complexity, the movie had good integrity. Amazing acting. Sat through rooted to my seat as if I was watching a thriller and I can't even remember which thriller. The love. Most of the characters are very mature and portray largeness of heart. Inspite, there are certain differences that you just can't break. These get built into the psyche purely based on your circumstance. The racial hostility between a jew and an arab makes sense to a jew and an arab but not to an Indian. The actors. There were so many actors who have done excellent excellent work. The Arab, the nonchalance with which he performs, he almost looks like he strayed into the camera field without knowing. The way he comes out of jail and his expression changes as he sees his brothers. None of the theatrics, just a smile. The father has done a great job. The mother. The sister. The brother - every one. To me, there is no actor in the movie except may be the Arab's mother and sister. The direction is excellent too. I think most of the movie is shot in low lighting. The setting is also very dry. The movie felt so real, It could pass off as a documentary.However, there were challenging shots for actors to perform too. It was great story telling - uncomplicated technique. The viewer is given full time to appreciate the situation. It is not like those Hollywood movies where one wacky dialogue you miss , you miss the plot and then you go back and admire - oh what a tricky way to convey. Nonsense. This one was direct. Dil Se. You can feel the warmth of the relationships in spite of the fact that no elaborate situation has been built artificially to convey this


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