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Ajami [DVD] / Inosan Productions Ltd. and Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion present ; written, directed by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani ; producers, Mosh Danon and Thanassis Karathanos.

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UPC#738329067229
BIB ID#1445356
Call# HEB DVD

Ajami

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Publisher
New York : Kino, 2010.
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Description
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
Title from container. Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009. Special features: Ajami: the story of the actors; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer; stills gallery. Fouad Habash, Ibrahim Frege, Scandar Copti, Shahir Kabaha, Eran Naim, Ranim Karim, Youssef Sahwani. Shakespearian in its scope and themes; revenge, loyalty, hope and despair, draws us into the lives of two brothers fearing assassination; a young refugee working illegally to cover his mother's medical expenses; a cop obsessed with finding his missing brother. Through this dramatic collision of different worlds, we witness cultural and religious tensions simmering beneath the surface and the tragic consequences of enemies living as neighbors.

Reviews and Notes

Music and Video Summary ->  Palestinian Scandar Copti and Israeli Yaron Shani collaborated on this independent drama, which examines how the troubled relationship between their countries colors everyday life in the Middle East. Nasri (Fouad Habash) is a teenager whose family is in crisis: his uncle got into an altercation with a local crime boss, and in reprisal, his cousin has been murdered. The shooters, it seems, originally intended to kill Nasri's younger brother, Omar (Shahir Kabaha), in lieu of the cousin. Abu Elias (Youssef Sahwani), a restaurateur and respected member of the community, steps in to negotiate. Omar agrees to make a cash payment to the gangsters to prevent further violence, but since he doesn't have the money, he raises it by dealing drugs. Abu has a daughter, Hadir (Ranin Karim), who works at his restaurant; she's fallen in love with Omar, but since she's Christian and he's Muslim, they can't acknowledge their feelings in public. Also working at the restaurant is Malek (Ibrahim Frege), a 16-year-old illegal immigrant who is looking for any kind of job to help pay for his mother's medical treatments. And elsewhere, Dando (Eran Naim) is a policeman drawn into the chaotic life of Binj (Scandar Copti), a suspected drug dealer who has been arrested for attacking a Jewish neighbor; Dando is also preoccupied with the fate of his brother, who has suddenly gone missing. Ajami won a special distinction award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Bay TerraceHEB DVDVideodisc (DVD)0228567468175Available
Mitchell-LindenHEB DVDVideodisc (DVD)0228530886537Available
PeninsulaHEB DVDVideodisc (DVD)0228551520981Requested for Loan

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