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Kiss Me Before It Blows Up (2020)

A subversive love story between clashing cultures and families, KISS ME BEFORE IT BLOWS UP is a romantic misadventure crossing all borders. When two generations of Israeli women fall for a German woman and an Palestinian man, chaos follows. What happens with lovers who don't fit but do belong together?

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Shirel Peleg

Writer:

Shirel Peleg
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Moran Rosenblatt ... Shira Shalev
Luise Wolfram ... Maria Müller
Rivka Michaeli ... Berta Posnansky
Juliane Köhler ... Petra Müller
Bernhard Schütz ... Hans Müller
Irit Kaplan ... Ora Shalev
Salim Dau ... Ibrahim Hamati
Eyal Shikratzi ... Liam Shalev
Aviv Pinkas ... Ella Shalev
John Carroll Lynch ... Ron Shalev
Naama Amit ... Adi Schnieder-Yarkoni
Sarah Markowitz Sarah Markowitz ... Rachel Schnieder-Yarkoni
Sivan Talmor Sivan Talmor ... The Band Singer
Barak Hener Barak Hener ... The Band Trumpet
Daniel Sapir Daniel Sapir ... The Band Bassist
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A subversive love story between clashing cultures and families, KISS ME BEFORE IT BLOWS UP is a romantic misadventure crossing all borders. When two generations of Israeli women fall for a German woman and a Palestinian man, chaos follows. What happens with lovers who don't fit but do belong together? When Maria lands in Tel Aviv from Germany and arrives at her lover Shira's apartment, one small mis-step starts a romantic journey of mythic proportions as Shira accepts a non-proposal of marriage. Upon meeting, their two families immediately collide over a shared historical past and the prospect of a combined future, while the second pair of lovers unexpectedly reflect yet another wide gap romance must bridge. Now it's Shira's fiercely independent, sardonic grandmother Berta's turn to test the very limits of love, conflict and circumstances. Written by Christine Guenther

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Comedy | Romance

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A solid romantic comedy with some additional spice
17 February 2021 | by black_dodo_bSee all my reviews

At its core, this is a competently made romantic comedy that hits all the expected notes: a sweet lead couple, a cast of nutty but likeable family members and a lot of fun.

What elevates it above the expected is the setting (isreali, german, and some arab culture clash) and the surprisingly earnest handling of this delicate intercultural dynamic. It handles it cleverly without ever losing sight of its rom-com core.


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Country:

Germany | Israel

Language:

English | German | Hebrew | Arabic

Release Date:

10 September 2020 (Germany) See more »

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Budget:

EUR250,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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