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Junction 48 (2016)

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Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love and make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel Aviv's hip-hop club scene.

Director:

Udi Aloni

Writers:

Oren Moverman (screenplay), Tamer Nafar (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tamer Nafar ... Kareem
Samar Qupty ... Manar
Salwa Nakkara ... Kareem's Mother
Saeed Dassuki Saeed Dassuki ... Talal
Adeeb Safadi Adeeb Safadi ... Yousef
Tarik Kopty ... Abu-Talal
Sameh 'Saz' Zakout Sameh 'Saz' Zakout ... Amir
Ayed Fadel Ayed Fadel ... Husam
Hisham Suliman ... Sheikh
Mariam Abu Khaled Mariam Abu Khaled ... Mariam
Michael Moshonov ... RPG
Maisa Abd Elhadi ... Lawyer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Byan Anteer Byan Anteer ... Abu-Kareem
Ghassan Ashkar Ghassan Ashkar ... Rashid
Shirli Buganim Shirli Buganim ... TV host
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Storyline

Junction 48 is the love story of two young Palestinian hip-hop artists who use their music to fight against both the external oppression of Israeli society and the internal repression of their own crime-ridden, conservative community. It depicts a new generation of young Arabs who seek normality through their love and music - and against all odds.

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Israel | Germany | USA

Language:

Arabic | Hebrew

Release Date:

5 May 2016 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Jonction 48 See more »

Filming Locations:

Lod, Israel

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,516, 5 March 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,795, 16 March 2017
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 96kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Featured in Hayom BaLayla: Episode #1.52 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Ana Saf Alawal
Performed by Saber Abu Laban (Amo Saber)
Lyrics and Music Composed by Nahed Swelat
Arranged by Moeen Shaab
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Harsh reality of the Palestinian in Israel shown using the positive means of the hip-hop
22 January 2017 | by denitzatotevaSee all my reviews

The pick of the Berlinale Panorama Audience Award has never let me down. Last year that pick was Junction 48 - another hidden masterpiece that I have discovered thanks to that award. The movie shows the harsh reality of the Palestinian in Israel using the very gentle and positive means of the youth culture. And that's what I loved about this movie - it completely involves you in the way of life without making you at the end feeling sick because of all tragedies happening in the movie. The movie also has a good balance of critical comment on all sides of Israeli and Arab society. Both communities have some rotten apples, but also some positive people who want to live, enjoy life and create art. As a final note, make yourself a favor and check the website of the movie. The music videos there will keep the memory of the hip hop movement in Israel with you for a long time.


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