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The Reports on Sarah and Saleem (2018)

The affaire of a married Palestinian man and a married Israeli woman in Jerusalem takes a dangerous political dimension when they are spotted in the wrong place at the wrong time, leaving them to deal with more than their broken marriages.

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Muayad Alayan
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Cast overview:
Adeeb Safadi Adeeb Safadi ... Saleem
Sivane Kretchner Sivane Kretchner ... Sarah
Ishai Golan ... David
Maisa Abd Elhadi ... Bisan
Jan Kühne Jan Kühne ... Avi
Raya Zoabi Raya Zoabi ... Flora
Mohammad Eid Mohammad Eid ... Mahmood
Rebecca Esmeralda Telhami ... Ronit (as Rebecca Telhami)
Riyad Sliman Riyad Sliman ... Sharif
Mohammad Titi Mohammad Titi ... Palestinian Intelligence Officer
Kamel El Basha ... Abu Ibrahim
Hanan Hillo ... Maryam (as Hanan Al Hillo)
Bashar Hassuneh Bashar Hassuneh ... Ronit's boyfriend
Amer Khalil Amer Khalil ... Judge
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The affaire of a married Palestinian man and a married Israeli woman in Jerusalem takes a dangerous political dimension when they are spotted in the wrong place at the wrong time, leaving them to deal with more than their broken marriages.

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A title card at the beginning of the film says, "Inspired by real events." In an interview, director Muayad Alayan said, "it was inspired by two real events that were familiar to so many; it was the truth." See more »

Quotes

Bisan: If you want to clear your conscience, tell the truth.
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Not great, I expected more
11 December 2020 | by MarcoParzivalRochaSee all my reviews

Sarah and Saleem, she an Israeli and he a Palestinian, are involved in an adulterous relationship, which will absorb the two of them in a political and social cyclone, just because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Given the atmosphere and the political issue of the film, I expected to see something more complex, to raise awareness of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but it turns out to be a romantic drama that happens to be happening in that region.

It's not about forbidden love that surpasses all barriers, but just a case of betrayal (in this case, betrayals, as they are both married), where there is only sexual attraction, and this involvement is the only escape from tired and monotonous relationships that Sarah and Saleem deal with daily.

The pace is slow in the first two acts, and it only becomes interesting st the point of transition to the final act.

For what is told, 1h30 min would be enough, instead of the 2h10 that we get.


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Language:

Arabic | Hebrew | English

Release Date:

12 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,102, 16 June 2019

Gross USA:

$117,479

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$609,131
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2.35 : 1
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