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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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Keren Yedaya

Writers:

Illa Ben Porat (collaboration), Keren Yedaya
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dana Ivgy ... Mali Wolf
Moni Moshonov ... Reuven Wolf
Ronit Elkabetz ... Osnat 'Ossi' Wolf
Mahmud Shalaby ... Toufik
Hussein Yassin Mahajne Hussein Yassin Mahajne ... Hassan
Roy Assaf ... Meir Wolf
Lili Ivgy Lili Ivgy ... Shiran Wolf
Zenabh Mahrab Zenabh Mahrab ... Naima
Suma Zenabh Suma Zenabh ... Evtesam
Dalia Beger ... Aunt Suzi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nahman Ashkenazi Nahman Ashkenazi ... Le client du garage
Amir Busheri Amir Busheri ... Le 2ème frère d'Ossi (as Amir Bushari)
Moris Cohen ... Le 1er frère d'Ossi (as Morris Cohen)
Lizi Goren Lizi Goren ... La soeur de Reuven
Solita Hadad Solita Hadad ... La mère d'Ossi
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Rezo Films [France]

Country:

Germany | Israel | France

Language:

Hebrew | Arabic

Release Date:

10 June 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kalat hayam See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel See more »

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1.85 : 1
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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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Family secrets: they happen everywhere
6 September 2010 | by MdlndeHondSee all my reviews

For once let's just separate the politics from the movie reviews for once when reviewing titles from anywhere in the middle east or war zones. This is a typical love story as they are made all over the world and.... boy is it worth watching.

When the spoiled and jealous son of Reuvens body shop/garage provokes one of the mechanics Toufik one time to many all lives involved are forced to change. Toufik and the daughter of the owner Mali have their own secrets and over time things can no longer be hidden.

It's a solid love story, drama. Well acted, well done. No big political issues or statements here. Just a very solid drama, well told, well acted with likable characters. Thats good enough already without political statement.


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