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LEMON TREE

by Eran Riklis

synopsis

A lemon grove that belongs to Salma, a Palestinian woman living adjacent to the green line [the pre-1967 border between Israel and the West Bank] and her new neighbour, to her misfortune, the defense minister of Israel. This leads the Israeli security authorities to immediately regard the grove as a threat to the security of the minister and his family and to order the uprooting of the trees. To their surprise, she retains a young Palestinian attorney and engages in a legal battle that goes all the way to the Israeli High Court of Justice.

international title: Lemon Tree
original title: Etz Limon
country: France, Israel, Germany
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Eran Riklis
release date: FR 23/04/2008, BE 21/05/2008
screenplay: Eran Riklis, Suha Arraf
cast: Hiam Abbass, Ali Suliman, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Doron Tavory, Tarik Copty, Amos Lavie, Amnon Wolf
cinematography by: Rainer Klausmann
film editing: Tova Ascher
art director: Miguel Merkin
costumes designer: Rona Doron
producer: Eran Riklis
production: MACT Productions, Heimatfilm, Riva Filmproduktion, Eran Riklis Productions (IL)

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Berlinale 2008 Panorama Special
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