Emotionally mesmerizing. Set in the multiethnic city of Jaffa, this Academy Award nominee for Best ? Foreign Language Film is like an Israeli Amores Perros crossed with City of God. Using a nonprofessional cast, Ajami looks at the Middle East powder keg from both sides, weaving a time-fractured story of drug dealing, romance, and economic peril. As a shockingly unjust revenge murder sets off a cycle of fear, we feel how the violence of life in Israel has embedded itself in every interaction, even for those on the same side. A
READY, AIM, QUAGMIRE Fouad Habash prepares to shoot in Ajami
Genre: Foreign Language, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Shahir Kabaha, Eran Naim; Director: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani; Author: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani; Release Date Limited: 03/03/2010; Runtime (in minutes): 120; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Kino International
Posted February 18 2010 — 12:00 AM EST
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