Lemon Tree

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  106 min.
Release Date: August 29, 2008
DVD: September 8, 2009

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Cast: Hiam Abbass, Ali Suliman, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Doron Tavory, Tarik Copty, Amos Lavie


Salma, a Palestinian widow, has to stand up against her new neighbor, the Israeli Defense Minister, when he moves into his new house opposite her lemon grove on the green line border between Israel and the West Bank.

The Israeli security forces are quick to declare that Salma's trees pose a threat to the Minister's safety and issue orders to uproot them.

Together with Ziad Daud, her young Palestinian lawyer, Salma goes all the way to the Israeli Supreme Court to try and save her trees. Her struggle raises the interest of Mira Navon, the Defense minister's wife, who is trapped in a new home and in an unhappy life.

Despite their differences and the borders between them the two women develop an invisible bond, while forbidden ties grow stronger between Salma and Ziad.

Director: Eran Riklis
Studio: Seville Pictures
Producer(s): Eran Riklis
Screenplay: Eran Riklis, Suha Arraf
Official Site: www.lemontreemovie.com/lemontree_en.html

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