For my father [videorecording] /
Film Movement presents ; Israfilm ; Relevant Film ; in cooperation with Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Spring Hill Entertainment Ltd., Praxis Production Ltd. ; an Israeli-German coproduction by Israfilm and Relevant Film ; producers, Zvi Spielmann, Shlomo Mograbi, Heike Wiehle-Timm ; script, Ido Dror, Yonatan Dror ; a film by Dror Zahavi.
[Herzliya, Israel] : Israfilm ; [[New York, NY] : Distributed by Film Movement, 2009.
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Herzliya, Israel] : Israfilm ; [[New York, NY] : Distributed by Film Movement, 2009.
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Year 7 / Film 10
contents note
Day begins -- Like his father -- Market -- Help -- Different view -- Tea talk -- Go for a ride -- In the past -- Quiet street -- Beach -- Time for action -- Credits.
credits note
Director of photography, Carl F. Koschnick ; editor, Fritz Busse ; music, Mischa Segal ; production designer, Kuly Sander ; script translator Arabic, Asad Hatub ; costume designer, Michal Arbit.
general note
Special features: Biographies [text feature]; Theatrical trailer (2 min.); Also available from Film Movement [text feature]; Trailers from the Film Movement catalog (4 min.); This month's short film "Ali & the ball" by Alex Holmes (15 min.); About Film Movement [text feature].
Shredy Jabarin (Tarek), Hili Yalon (Keren), Shlomo Vishinski (Katz), Hawla Dibsi (Fatma), Joni Arvid (Abed), Shadi Pahareldin (Salim), Dina Golan (Sara), Haim Banai (Rehavla), Oren Yadger (Shaul), Michael Mushonov (Shlomi), Amir Yerushalmi (Avinoam), Israel Aharoni (TV Moderator), Rozina Kambus (Zipora), Dani Israelis (Yakir), Avital Pasternak (Adina), Yussuf Abu Warda (Salah), Adel Abu Riea (Ali), Jonathan Miler (Military officer), Haim Znati (GSS investigator), Daniel Mozes (GSS investigator), Dani Shirin (Lieutenant), Doron Oren (News reporter), Uri Klausner (Dotan).
Tarek is a young Palestinian soccer player who has crossed the blockade into Tel Aviv on a suicide-bombing mission. He gets to the crowded marketplace and is all set to do the deed but much to his surprise, when he presses the button the bomb doesn't go off. He finds someone to fix it, but it will take two days, so he has to wait--wearing a jacket full of dynamite that he can't take off. While waiting, he meets Israeli people who make him question the hatred he was raised on--especially Keren. Keren runs her small shop and life with an attitude and style reminiscent of punk--and is constantly harassed by traditionalists offended by same. Now Tarek doesn't want to go through with it, but the terrorist group has a plan to make sure he does.
language note
In Hebrew and Arabic with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.
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date/place of event
Originally produced as an Israeli-German motion picture in 2007.
target audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated; this film portrays adult situations and language.
technical details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation, 16:9.

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