Based on a true story, this tense Italian thriller (2004) explores the divisions that emerge in a Palestinian family after its home becomes occupied by Israeli soldiers. The father (Mohammad Bakri), a well-educated pacifist, insists on staying put as the soldiers try to goad him into leaving, though his wife and children grow increasingly demoralized. The mostly handheld camera totters and jerks as family members pursue their own courses of action, and director Saverio Costanzo shrewdly de-emphasizes the political issues, instead charting the subtle shifts in power between the prisoners and their captors. In Arabic and Hebrew with subtitles. 90 min.
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