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Forever Pure (2016)

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One season and one football team in crisis, as power, money and politics fuel a club spiralling out of control.

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Eli Cohen Eli Cohen ... Himself
Arcadi Gaydamak ... Himself
Ariel Harush Ariel Harush ... Himself
Dzhabrail Kadiyev Dzhabrail Kadiyev ... Himself
Itzik Korenfine Itzik Korenfine ... Himself
Ofir Kriaf Ofir Kriaf
Zaur Sadayev Zaur Sadayev
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January, 2013. A secretive transfer deal transported two Muslim players into the heart of Israel and the Jewish oriented Beitar Jerusalem F.C., leading to the most racist campaign in Israeli sport. One season and one football team in crisis, as power, money and politics fuel a club spiralling out of control.

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30 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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Jerusalem, Israel

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Triumph of the racists
31 December 2016 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

'Forever Pure' tells a depressing story: an Israeli football club, famous for its racist supporters, signs two Muslim players; and the fans boycott the team. Eventually, those associated with the signing move on; and the player who most identifies with the fans' cause becomes the new captain. Ultimately, football is a business; without other incentives, you can't make money by upsetting your customers. The undertone here, of course, is that in polarised Israeli society, the notion of ethnic purity might have an appeal that stretches far beyond the terraces. As a documentary, there's nothing extraordinary about this film; its power comes in the sad but clear view of reality it presents.


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