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Jaffa (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 10 June 2009 (France)
In the city of Jaffa; a young girl plans to run away with her secret lover, when a tragedy forever changes the course of their lives.

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Keren Yedaya

Writers:

Illa Ben Porat (collaboration), Keren Yedaya
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dana Ivgy ... Mali Wolf
Moni Moshonov ... Reuven Wolf
Ronit Elkabetz ... Osnat 'Ossi' Wolf
Mahmud Shalaby ... Toufik
Hussein Yassin Mahajne Hussein Yassin Mahajne ... Hassan
Roy Assaf ... Meir Wolf
Lili Ivgy Lili Ivgy ... Shiran Wolf
Zenabh Mahrab Zenabh Mahrab ... Naima
Suma Zenabh Suma Zenabh ... Evtesam
Dalia Beger ... Aunt Suzi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nahman Ashkenazi Nahman Ashkenazi ... Le client du garage
Amir Busheri Amir Busheri ... Le 2ème frère d'Ossi (as Amir Bushari)
Moris Cohen ... Le 1er frère d'Ossi (as Morris Cohen)
Lizi Goren Lizi Goren ... La soeur de Reuven
Solita Hadad Solita Hadad ... La mère d'Ossi
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In the heart of Jaffa, Reuven's garage is a family business. His daughter Mali and his son Meir, as well as Toufik, a young Palestinian, work there. No one suspects that Mali and Toufik have been in love for years. As the two lovers are secretly making their wedding arrangements, tension builds between Meir and Toufik. Written by Keren Yedaya

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Official Sites:

Rezo Films [France]

Country:

Germany | Israel | France

Language:

Hebrew | Arabic

Release Date:

10 June 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kalat hayam See more »

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Israel See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Ronit Elkabetz and Dana Ivgy also played mother and daughter in Keren Yedaya's previous movie Or (My Treasure) (2004). See more »

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Jaffa Film Review: Drama Foreign: Israel, 2010
14 April 2010 | by bdsaustinSee all my reviews

Israel is receiving a storm of criticism these days for its merciless treatment of Palestinians under occupation. Often overlooked are the Palestinians who live on the Israeli side of the apartheid wall, the Arab-Israelis of Palestinian descent. Amidst this storm of criticism arrives the movie Jaffa. What Jaffa does for both Jews and Arabs in Israel is portray them as human. Palestinians are not cast as terrorists or as suppressed peasants. Jews are not cast as brainy but thrifty business moguls.

Instead the moviegoer gets to look into the lives of these two groups of people and judge for themselves.

Jaffa does not, however, show the true nasty side of Israel; it ignores the fact that tens of miles away, Palestinians are being completely deprived of their basic human rights, squeezed together behind a cruel apartheid wall by Israel.

Is Israel even ready for a movie like Jaffa? I will argue that yes, it is time for Israelis to accept Palestinians, as people deserving of equal rights in a society that has so long denied them that. Thank you, Keron Yedaya, for what the world hopes is just the first of many Israeli made movies to come that give fair treatment to Arab-Israelis of Palestinian descent.


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