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by Amos Gitai, Fabio Bonzi


Eden takes place in Palestine between 1940 and 1946. It’s the story of a young woman, Samantha, who’s married to Dov Ernst. Both of American descent, they have immigrated to Palestine because of their Zionist convictions. Dov is a communist and architect. He dedicates his life and energy to building the country, neglecting his wife Samantha who does all she can to help him. Kalman, Samantha’s brother, a capitalist, also leaves the United States for Palestine where he hopes to make a colossal fortune buying land from Arabs.

international title: Eden
original title: Eden
country: France, Italy, Israel
sales agent: TF1 Studio
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Amos Gitai, Fabio Bonzi
film run: 90'
release date: FR 29/08/2001, IT 07/09/2001, BE 20/02/2002, ES 14/11/2003
screenplay: Amos Gitai, Nick Villiers, Marie-José Sanselme, Fabio Bonzi
cast: Samantha Morton, Thomas Jane, Luc Holland, Danny Huston, Daphna Kastner, Arthur Miller
cinematography by: Renato Berta
film editing: Monica Coleman, Kobi Netanel
art director: Thierry François, Eytan Levy
costumes designer: Laura Dinulesco
music: Gustav Mahler
producer: Tilde Corsi, Gianni Romoli, Amos Gitai, Régine Konckier, Jean-Luc Ormières, Laura Noia
production: Adva Films (ex-Films Balenciaga), R&C Produzioni, RFK Distribution International (IL)
distributor: Cinevia Films, Istituto Luce (IT), Vertigo (ES)