Ajami

2009, Palestine-Israel-Germany, 120’, Color, Arabic-Hebrew

Director: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
Cast: Fouad Habash, Nisrine Rihan, Elias Saba, Youssef Sahwani, Abu George Shibli, Ibrahim Frege
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2010 Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Nominee
2009 Cannes Film Festiva Golden Camera and Special Mention Awards
2009 Jerusalem Film Festival Best Film
2009 Thessalonike Film Festival: Best Film, Best Screenplay and Audience Awards
2009 Israel Film Academy: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Music and Best Editing Awards
2009 Montpellier Film Festival Best Film
2009 Londra Film Festival Best Film

Synopsis:
A powerful crime drama set on the streets of Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood – a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians – and told through the eyes of a crosssection of the city’s inhabitants: a young Israeli (Shahir Kabaha) fighting a criminal vendetta against his family, a Palestinian refugee (Ibrahim Frege) working illegally to finance a life-saving surgery, a Jewish police detective (Eran Naim) obsessed with finding his missing brother, and an affluent Palestinian (Scandar Copti) dreaming of a future with his Jewish girlfriend. As their stories intersect – and the film’s narrative shifts back and forth in time – we witness a dramatic collision of different worlds and the tragic consequences of enemies living as neighbors.

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