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Ajami (2010) 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… 2010-03-03 R PT120M Foreign Language Mystery and Thriller Shahir Kabaha Eran Naim Kino International
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Ajami (2010)

MPAA Rating: R

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Ajami | READY, AIM, QUAGMIRE Fouad Habash prepares to shoot in Ajami
READY, AIM, QUAGMIRE Fouad Habash prepares to shoot in Ajami
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Details Limited Release: Mar 03, 2010; Rated: R; Length: 120 Minutes; Genres: Foreign Language, Mystery and Thriller; With: Shahir Kabaha and Eran Naim; Distributor: Kino International

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

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Originally posted Feb 17, 2010 Published in issue #1091 Feb 26, 2010 Order article reprints