by Eran Riklis
Director: Eran Riklis
Screenplay: Nader Rizq
Cinematographer: Dan Lautsen
Editing: Hervé Schneid
Art Director: Yoel Herzberg
Sound: Ashi Milo
Music: Cyril Morin
Cast: Stephen Dorff, Abdallah El Akal, Alice Taglioni, Loai Nofi, Tarik Kopty, Ali Suliman, Ashraf Barhom, Mira Awad, Ashraf Farah, Joni Arbid
Production: Bediam production, Far Films, Pathé, Eran Riklis Production, United Kingdom Films
DCP, Color, 110 min, OV Hebrew, Arabian, English with French subtitles
Selected and awarded in several worldwide film festivals
In 1982 during the Lebanon war, after his plane got shot down an Israeli fighter pilot is alone in a camp of Palestinian refugees. Trying to go back home, he has no other choice than trust Fahed, a twelveyear- old Palestinian boy who lost his mother and lives with his grand-father. His father has just been shot down and the young boy has only one plan: to see his native land again, his native village and his house whose key are kept around his neck.
While they cross Lebanon torn by the war and move towards the land they both consider as their own, their initial feeling of suspicion turns into friendship and they find out they share many things.
“It’s a film about how prejudices are revealed, the ones we have and the ones others have; it is also about the possibility to look at things in a different way.” Eran Riklis