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AJAMI

by Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani

synopsis

Jaffa's Ajami neighborhood is a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians. Sensitive 13-year-old Nasri and his older brother Omar live in fear when their entire family is in danger after their uncle foolishly wounds a prominent clan member. Naive young Palestinian refugee Malek works illegally in Israel to help finance the surgery that will save his mother's life. Affluent Palestinian Binj dreams of a bright future with his Jewish girlfriend. Jewish policeman Dando becomes obsessed with revenge when his brother is found dead in the West Bank...

international title: Ajami
original title: Ajami
country: Israel, Germany
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
film run: 120'
release date: DE 11/03/2010, HU 01/04/2010, BE 07/04/2010, FR 07/04/2010, NL 27/05/2010, GB 18/06/2010
screenplay: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
cast: Shahir Kabaha, Fouad Habash, Ibrahim Frege, Scandar Copti, Eran Naim
cinematography by: Boaz Yehonatan Yacov
film editing: Yaron Shani, Scandar Copti
art director: Yoav Sinai
music: Rabiah Buchari
producer: Moshe Danon, Thanassis Karathanos, Yaron Shani, Talia Kleinhendler, Scandar Copti
production: Twenty Twenty Vision, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), ARTE Deutschland, Inosan Productions, Talia Kleinhendler (IL)
distributor: Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH, Cinéart, Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Ad Vitam, Vertigo Films

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main awards/selection

Cannes 2009 Director's Fortnight
Special Mention - Caméra d´Or
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