Written November 22, 2014
The divisiveness of cultures can often stir strong emotions in those who empathize with one side or the other. Making a film like this without being political or taking sides is near impossible to do, especially given its subject and location setting. Yet, what this film maker accomplishes in that regard is nothing short of miraculous by distracting the audience from all that ugliness and instead, drawing them into the beauty that is love of family. This story is nothing short of superb. If you're not opposed to reading a film while watching (subtitled in English), you absolutely will NOT be disappointed with this one. In fact, among the typical shopping mall movie pabulum, it's far and away a terrific movie choice. See it. You won't be disappointed.
Written December 08, 2012
This movie is beautifully done. It shows how love is more powerful than rigid inflexible beliefs about racial differences. The last spoken sentence is powerful. Take your teenagers.
Written September 02, 2014
This exquisite little film slowly builds its story..... and afterward the viewer is left with questions about inequality, friendship, happenstance,rapprochement
and so much more....
I'm still processing!
Written October 27, 2014
Should be seen by folks of all faiths. Leave it to women to bring mutual respect and trust. Guess we need more women leaders in this world to help put politics aside.
Written November 07, 2012
French director Lorraine Levy has created a nightmarish scenario that evolves into a unique and quite beautiful movie...
Imagine living harmoniously for eighteen years, cradled in a niche of comfort, love, security; your solitary concern is how to fill the hours before entering military service or medical school when the apocalypse strikes and reveals that you were switched at birth; your world is bifurcated, and in a nanosecond you are what you have always despised, feared. Such is the tale of "Joseph", the musical son of Jewish parents, living in Tel Aviv and "Yacine", yearning to be a doctor, living with his Muslim family in a Palestinian village...
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