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Bethlehem (2013)

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Tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the... See full summary »

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Yuval Adler
9 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tsahi Halevi ... Razi
Shadi Mar'i ... Sanfur
Hitham Omari ... Badawi
Michal Shtamler Michal Shtamler ... Einat
Tarik Kopty ... Abu Ibrahim
George Iskandar ... Nasser (as George Iskandar)
Yossi Eini Yossi Eini ... Levy
Efrat Shnap Efrat Shnap ... Maya
Karem Shakur Karem Shakur ... Abu Mussa
Ibrahim Saqallah Ibrahim Saqallah ... Tayson
Afif Shalyut Afif Shalyut
Adel Abou Raya Adel Abou Raya
Irad Rubinstain Irad Rubinstain ... Army Officer (as Irad Rubenstein)
Ramez Badir Ramez Badir
Dudu Niv Dudu Niv ... Shefler
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Tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the film is a raw portrayal of characters torn apart by competing loyalties and impossible moral dilemmas, giving an unparalleled glimpse into the dark and fascinating world of human intelligence. Written by Bethlehem

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When you are playing both sides, who do you trust?

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Drama | Thriller | War

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Israel | Germany | Belgium

Language:

Hebrew | Arabic

Release Date:

26 September 2013 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Bethléem See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,700, 9 March 2014

Gross USA:

$201,700

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$384,670
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

Official submission of Israel to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

Goofs

The last scene, when he smashed the Israeli officer's head with a rock, we can see that there is no blood spatters on it, however on the next shot, while he is sitting apart we can see the blood marks. See more »

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Referenced in A Wonderful Country: Episode #11.8 (2014) See more »

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Trust is both essential and lacking. In Palestine, fault-lines run wide and deep.
27 July 2014 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

In a landscape so fractured as Palestine, fault-lines run wide and deep. Trust is both essential and lacking. This insightful and revealing film explores the ties that alike bring people together and thrust them apart. Bonds and fissures extend into religion, politics, family, history, class, workplace, individual desire and beyond. The film director worked for Israeli army intelligence and wrote the script with a Muslim journalist. Together they infuse the film with realism and awareness. The main characters are an Israeli secret service agent and a young Palestinian informant. The agent seeks to protect his informant even as he manipulates him. Not an easy task in any environment. The actors are a little awkward, but capable and believable. The film is brilliant in that it helped me understand what is beneath all the headlines in the Middle East. Beyond all the facts, names and figures, here are the emotions and influences that cut to the bone. Truth is stranger than fiction.


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