Ajami

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date: May 28, 2010 (limited)
DVD: August 24, 2010

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Cast: Fouad Habash, Shahir Kabaha, Ibrahim Frege, Scandar Copti, Eran Naim

Synopsis

Jaffa's Ajami neighborhood is a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians. Sensitive 13-year-old Nasri and his older brother Omar live in fear when their entire family is in danger after their uncle foolishly wounds a prominent clan member. Naive young Palestinian refugee Malek works illegally in Israel to help finance the surgery that will save his mother's life. Affluent Palestinian Binj dreams of a bright future with his Jewish girlfriend. Jewish policeman Dando becomes obsessed with revenge when his brother is found dead in the West Bank...

Director: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Thanassis Karathanos, Moshe Danon
Screenplay: Yaron Shani, Scandar Copti

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