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Rated NR · 83 minutes · 2010

Drama
Pleasant if inconsequential, this 2011 comedy by Sameh Zoabi tells the story of an elderly Palestinian in northern Israel whose protest campaign against a new cell phone tower grows increasingly farcical, and of his grown son, whose search for a lover is complicated by prejudice against his people. The film’s most politically potent moment comes in the shot introducing the father, when he speaks to his son but addresses the camera. “Stop staring at me,” he snaps at the viewer. “Give me a hand!”


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Director: Sameh Zoabi
Producer: Marie Gutmann, Amir Harel and Ayelet Kait
Cast: Bassem Loulou, Louay Noufy and Razi Shawahdeh

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