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A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA

by Thierry Binisti

synopsis

Tal is a young Frenchwoman who has settled in Jerusalem with her family. Seventeen years old, she has reached the age of the "first time": the first love, first cigarette, first piercing. And the first bombing. After the explosion of a kamikaze in a café in her neighborhood, she writes a letter to an imaginary Palestinian, in which she expresses her questions and her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Palestinians. She slips the letter into a bottle that she gives to her brother to throw into the sea, near Gaza, where he is carrying out his military service. A few weeks later, Tal receives a response from a mysterious "Gazaman."

international title: A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
original title: Une bouteille à la mer
country: France
sales agent: Roissy Films
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Thierry Binisti
film run: 99'
release date: FR 08/02/2012, FR 22/02/2012, ES 14/09/2012
cast: Agathe Bonitzer, Mahmud Shalaby, Hiam Abbass
cinematography by: Laurent Brunet
film editing: Jean-Paul Husson
art director: Boatz Katznelson
costumes designer: Hamada Attalah
music: Benoît Charest
producer: Mylena Poylo, Gilles Sacuto
production: TS Productions, France 3 Cinéma, Lama films/Israel
distributor: Diaphana Distribution, Cinéart, Golem Distribución
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