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Tel Aviv on Fire (2018)

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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 »

Director:

Sameh Zoabi

Writers:

Ricardo Hernández Anzola (Inspired by his story for Mejor es que Gabriela no se Muera), Dan Kleinman | 1 more credit »
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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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The Comedy That Crosses Borders and Breaks Boundaries

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Awards:
  • Grand Prix et Prix du Jury Jeune au Festival International des Jeunes Réalisateurs de Saint-Jean-de-Luz (France, 2018)
  • Grand Prix de la Critique au Festival Intentional de la Comédie de Liège (Belgique 2018)
  • Prix JAM de La Musique à André Dziezuk au Festivel Cinemed (France 2018)
  • Prix François Chalais du Svénario à Sameh Zoabi et Dan Kleinman aux Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cannes (France, 2018).
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Soundtracks

Raafat Al Haggan music
Written by Ammar El Sherei
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User Reviews

 
Really good comedy about politics and soap opera
24 June 2019 | by filipino-66032See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. I was laughing all over the cinema. The idea of this movie was great, the actors were good, story was good and ending was hilarious. I really recommend this movie for all comedy fans.


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Country:

Luxembourg | Israel | France | Belgium

Language:

Arabic | Hebrew

Release Date:

3 April 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Tel Aviv on Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,545, 4 August 2019

Gross USA:

$506,145

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,548,893
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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