Films in the Hebrew language
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CertificationE Our Rating

 

 

Palestinian farm labourer Emad Burnat documents his family and community’s peaceful but determined resistance against the Israeli plans to build a wall along the West Bank that will slice their land in two. With hundreds of hours of video footage covering a period of over six years, Emad started working with Israeli activist and filmmaker Guy Davidi to produce this film. An effecting work o find out more...

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AJAMI (2010)
Certification15 Our Rating
Ajami is an area of Jaffa where Arabs, Palestinians, Jews and Christians try to live together in an atmosphere that is -to say the least - electric. Omar, an Israeli Arab, struggles to save his family from elimination by a gang of extortionists. He also courts a beautiful Christian girl, Hadir, but marrying her is far from obvious. Malek, an illegal Palestinian worker, tries to collect enough money to pay for his mother's operation. Dando, an Israeli cop, does his utmost to trace his missing bro find out more...
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BEAUFORT (2007)
Certification15 Our Rating
An autobiographical account of the last IDF unit to occupy Beaufort, an old Crusader mountain stronghold, captured, and held till 2000, during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. The morale of the men slowly sinks as their lives are at risk, and lost, protecting a position beyond the Israeli defence line, under regular missile bombardment and which they know will soon be abandoned. A 2007 Best Foreign Language Oscar nomination. find out more...
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Certification18 Our Rating

The story follows the fortunes of three men whose lives become intertwined by a number of grisly murders. Miki is a police detective but he goes well beyond the boundaries of his profession to investigate the crimes. Convinced that the murderer is Dror, a schoolteacher with eccentric habits, Miki displays a willingness to use violence in search of the truth. However, with Gidi, the father of one of the killer's victims, also out for revenge, events begin to inevitably to spiral out of control find out more...

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Certification15 Our Rating
Dafna's husband has recently died and while she sinks into depression her four children gradually withdraw from their mother and indeed reality itself. It takes yet another jolting event to begin to draw the family back towards each other, and attempt to repair their shattered world. Broken Wings is an immensely moving story, inturns tragic and comic, its unflinching reality and originality make for hypnotic viewing. find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating
A gripping and human story based on real events. Lebanon 1982, and Cohen's squad is captured by a PLO patrol. He tries communicating in English, but they all have love of football in common, and a fascination with the World Cup. Ironic warm, and commendably even-handed politically. A bit of a gem. find out more...
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Certification12 Our Rating
A 'married with kids' kosher butcher in an ultra-orthodox area of Jerusalem falls for a young male Yeshiva student to the backdrop of an increasingly hostile local community.
Often described as 'the Israeli Brokeback Mountain' 'Eyes Wide Open' is an example of slow cinema at its controlled best. find out more...
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LEBANON (2009)
Certification12 Our Rating
The entire film takes place inside a tank occupied by four inexperienced Israeli conscripts and the occasional interloper, a dead Israeli soldier, a wounded Syrian POW, a higher ranking officer and a Lebanese Falangist, during the 1982 Israeli invasion of the Lebanon.
'Lebanon' relates a series of episodes, based on the young director's own experiences, and very effectively relates both claustrophobia and a tank's eye view of the world.
Tense and engaging. find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating
Arrogant defence minister Israel Navon has moved, with his wife, into a dream house close to the border with the West Bank. In order to secure their safety, orders are issued to chop down the lemon tree orchard that Palestinian widow and neighbour, Salma, tends to. But Salma is not likely to give in easily and enlists an ambitious young Palestinian lawyer to help fight her case in the courts. find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating
14-year-old Nadav's life is more than such a young lad should be expected to have to deal with; a family that has rent itself asunder, a dying father and a mother who fails to maintain any responsibility for herself, let alone her son. Redemption comes in the form of Aunt Nina, a beautiful, compassionate and recently widowed woman that Nadav moves in with, and briefly, until a new man enters her life, the boy's world is idyllic. Nina's Tragedies is a touching and perceptive drama from the ever e find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating

Prisoners of War is the gripping ten-part drama on which the American series Homeland is based. When three Israeli Defence Force reservists are captured behind enemy lines in Lebanon their fate is unknown, that is until seventeen years later, when they mysteriously return - two of them alive, the third in a coffin. The story of their time in captivity unfolds as they attempt to reintegrate into society; trying to cope with the pressures of being reintroduced to their families and friends, as find out more...

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Certification15 Our Rating

Prisoners of War is the gripping ten-part drama on which the American series Homeland is based. When three Israeli Defence Force reservists are captured behind enemy lines in Lebanon their fate is unknown, that is until seventeen years later, when they mysteriously return - two of them alive, the third in a coffin. The story of their time in captivity unfolds as they attempt to reintegrate into society; trying to cope with the pressures of being reintroduced to their families and friends, as find out more...

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Certification15 Our Rating

Prisoners of War is the gripping ten-part drama on which the American series Homeland is based. When three Israeli Defence Force reservists are captured behind enemy lines in Lebanon their fate is unknown, that is until seventeen years later, when they mysteriously return - two of them alive, the third in a coffin. The story of their time in captivity unfolds as they attempt to reintegrate into society; trying to cope with the pressures of being reintroduced to their families and friends, as find out more...

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RABIES (2010)
Certification15 Our Rating

When a group of attractive teenagers en-route to a tennis match take a ill-advised detour, they stumble across a blood-soaked man who tells them his sister is stuck down a hole in the woods. Should they trust him, or indeed the corrupt police officers who arrive at the scene? Billed as Israel's first slasher movie, this debut film from Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado takes a generic setup and breathes fresh life into it, offering a multi-layered satire of the mistrust and v find out more...

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Certification12 Our Rating
An Egyptian military police band has been invited to Israel by an Arab cultural centre to perform in the town of Petah Tiqva, but due to conversational glitches find themselves descending from the last bus in a desolate Israeli Negev desert town with a similar name and there invited by the locals to stay in their homes for the night. find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating
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Certification15 Our Rating

As a young girl, Nessa Stein witnessed the assassination of her father by the armed wing of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. Now in her late thirties, Nessa is at the forefront of the Middle East peace process. Set against a backdrop of government paranoia and espionage this is a stylish and labyrinth political thriller.  

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USHPIZIN (2004)
CertificationPG Our Rating
An Orthodox Jewish Haredi sect couple plan to celebrate the religious Succoth holiday, a time of receiving guests, but they have no cash, until a stroke of luck, and no guests, until a stroke of bad luck, as two friends, from Moshe's less than salubrious past, arrive on their doorstep. But this is a time of celebration and hospitality and it appears that these two petty criminals can get away with murder, well not quite literally, and quaffing large amounts of Moshe's barely touched alcohol and find out more...
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WALL (2004)
Certification12 Our Rating
A fascinating, humane and immensely sad documentary that observes, through the eyes of both Palestinians and Isrealis, the huge concrete wall rising between the two peoples, slicing through a landscape of immense historical significance and effectively imprisoning both nations. Simone Bitton uses her unique dual Arabic-Jewish identity to draw from the people on opposing sides of the wall not vitriol, but resignation, confusion and humanity. find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating
One night in a bar an old friend tells director Ari Folman about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs; every night the same number, and though he knows the immediate reason, which relates to the Israeli / Lebanese war of the early 1980s, he is no less haunted. Intrigued by his friend's riddle and tormented by his own lack of memory Ari embarks upon a quest to find all those involved in the battle; now spread across the world, to bring light to a dark and shameful event find out more...