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by Tawfik Abu Wael


Nour and Iyad, a Palestinian couple living in East Jerusalem, are preparing to move to Paris. He is a surgeon at the top of his game; she is a young actress from a Palestinian bourgeois intellectual background, attractive, independent and whimsical. On the way to the airport, a news report of a terrible accident means Iyad has to return to his hospital and delay their departure. Abandoned by her husband once again, Nour starts to question their future move as well as their marriage, while showing how attached she is to all that she is about to leave behind.

international title: Last Days in Jerusalem
original title: Tanathur
country: Israel, France, Germany, Palestine
sales agent: Wide Management
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Tawfik Abu Wael
film run: 81'
release date: FR 23/05/2012
cast: Huda Al Iman, Ali Badarni, Lana Haj Yahia, A’mer Hlehel, Kais Nashif, Zuhaida Sabbagh
cinematography by: Caroline Champetier
film editing: Guy Lecorne, Gaby Shikur
art director: Nael Kanj
costumes designer: Hamada Atallah
music: Wisam Gibran
production: Sophie Dulac Productions, Neue Pegasos Filmproduktion, Lama Productions Ltd/Israel, Cabiria Films/Palestine

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