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Ajami

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Ajami

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
120 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/03/10
performer:
Shahir Kabaha, Eran Naim
director:
Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
distributor:
Kino International
author:
Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
genre:
Foreign Language, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A

Emotionally mesmerizing. Set in the multiethnic city of Jaffa, this Academy Award nominee for Best ? Foreign Language Film is like an Israeli Amores Perros crossed with City of God. Using a nonprofessional cast, Ajami looks at the Middle East powder keg from both sides, weaving a time-fractured story of drug dealing, romance, and economic peril. As a shockingly unjust revenge murder sets off a cycle of fear, we feel how the violence of life in Israel has embedded itself in every interaction, even for those on the same side. A

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