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Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise - until the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kais Nashif ... Salam Abbass
Lubna Azabal ... Tala / Manal aka Rachel
Yaniv Biton ... Captain Assi Tzur
Maisa Abd Elhadi ... Mariam
Nadim Sawalha ... Bassam
Salim Dau ... Atef
Yousef 'Joe' Sweid ... General Yehuda Edelman
Amer Hlehel Amer Hlehel ... Nabil
Laëtitia Eïdo ... Maisa
Ashraf Farah ... Marwan
Ula Tabari ... Sarah
Yazan Doubal Yazan Doubal ... Marwan's Friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shifi Aloni
Negweny El Assal Negweny El Assal ... Doctor
Alma Hemmo Alma Hemmo ... Female soldier
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Storyline

Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise - until the soldier and the show's financial backers disagree about how the show should end, and Salam is caught in the middle.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Artémis Productions

Country:

Luxembourg | Belgium | Israel | France

Language:

Arabic | Hebrew

Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liepsnojantis Tel Avivas See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg See more »

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Budget:

€2,700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Salam in Love
6 April 2019 | by reidandgeneneSee all my reviews

This is a fun movie that bounces right along. The hero is a writer on a Palestinian soap opera set during the lead up to the Six Day War of 1967. He is short on experience and ideas, and starts getting help from overheard conversations and other unexpected sources. At the same time, he is subjected to conflicting pressures from various source -- how to keep them all happy? I found it to be a charming entry to the genre of struggling script writers, from 'Sweet Liberty' and 'Shakespeare in Love' to the more recent 'Their Finest'.


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