Life Sentences (2013)

Mishpatei Hahaim (original title)
An Arab man marries a Jewish woman and they live in quiet harmony within the Arab-Jewish community with their son and daughter. The family unit is broken when they discover that their Arab father is behind dozens of terror attacks.


Yaron Shani, Nurit Kedar (co-director)


Nurit Kedar (co-writer), Yaron Shani (co-writer)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Arabic | Hebrew

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