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by Keren Yedaya




Director: Keren Yedaya

Script: Keren Yedaya

Cinematographer: Pierre Aim

Editing: Assaf Korman

Sound: Jörg Theil, MichaelKaczmarek

Music: Shushan

Art. Dir.: Oren Hanan

Cast: Dana Igvy, Moni Moshonov, Ronit Elkabetz, Mahmoud Shalaby, Roy Assaf

Production: Bizibi, Transfax Film Production, Rohfilm, Arte France Cinéma

Rezo Films
11 rue des petites écuries
75010 Paris
Tel: 0033 1 42 46 46 30 - 0033 6 21 03 44 80

Year: 2009

Screening: 2020, 2019

DCP, Color, 106 mn, 
OV Hebrew with French Subtitles

Situated in the centre of Jaffa, a town nicknamed “the fiancée of the sea” by the Palestinians, Reuven’s garage is a family business. His daughter, Mali, and his son, Meir, both work there, as well as Toufik and Hassan, a young Palestinian and his father. No one suspects that Mali and Toufik fell in love with each other years ago. While the two young lovers prepare for their marriage in secret, tension mounts between Meir and Toufik.

Two couples : on the one hand, the parents living in quasi-autarchy. We can say that Reuven saved the life of his wife, Osnat. He protects her, comforts her, gives her strength and everything else she needs: the father she has lost, the love she has never had, and on the other hand, the impossible union of Mali and Toufik.

Keren wanted to make a popular film with disturbing content, dealing with themes that we evoke infrequently in daily life, and perhaps even less in the artistic sphere. She wants to reach out to the Israeli public and talk to them with love, tenderness and humanity about these subjects.” Ronit Elkabetz

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