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Divine Intervention (2002)
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Divine Intervention (2002)
Original name: يد إلهية‎
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Comedy
Country: France, Morocco, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Santa Claus tries to outrun a gang of knife-wielding youth. It's one of several vignettes of Palestinian life in Israel - in a neighborhood in Nazareth and at Al-Ram checkpoint in East Jerusalem. Most of the stories are droll, some absurd, one is mythic and fanciful; few words are spoken. A man who goes through his mail methodically each morning has a heart attack. His son visits him in hospital. The son regularly meets a woman at Al-Ram; they sit in a car, hands caressing. Once, she defies Israeli guards at the checkpoint; later, Ninja-like, she takes on soldiers at a target range. A red balloon floats free overhead. Neighbors toss garbage over walls. Life goes on until it doesn't.
Style: surreal, thought provoking, touching, semi serious, meditative, stylized, humorous, clever, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, lovers apart, lovers reunited, survival, politics, romance, couples, society, hopes, map, tourist, helicopter, suffering, dark humor, heroes, battles, soldier, love and romance, couple relations, hospital, satire, love, football, tank, santa claus ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, jerusalem, argentina, tokyo, japan

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The Time That Remains (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium, Italy, UK, United Arab Emirates, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
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Plot: politics, unfulfillment, political unrest, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, wartime life, family relations, state affairs, dark humor, society
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Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Late Marriage (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be beautiful and from a good family, preferably rich. Zaza's ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
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