Elia Suleiman
FRA, Marokko, DEU 2002
92 min

In Nazareth, under a guise of banal normalcy, the town embraces folly. Under pressure from his failing business, a man takes matters into his own hands and tries to break a chain reaction of petty feuds. He breaks down himself. The man is E.S.’ father. A love story takes place between a Palestinian man living in Jerusalem and a Palestinian woman from Ramallah. The man – E.S. – shifts between his ailing father and his love life, trying to keep both alive. Because of the political situation, the woman’s freedom of movement ends at the Israeli army checkpoint between the two cities. Barred from crossing, the lovers’ intimate encounters take place on a deserted lot right beside the checkpoint. A complicity of solemn desire begins to generate violent repercussions.

  • Elia Suleiman - E.S.
  • Manal Khader - die Frau
  • Nayef Fahoum Daher - der Vater
  • Elia Suleiman
  • Marc-André Batigne
  • Laurent Laffran
  • Véronique Lange
  • Mirwais
  • Natacha Atlas u.a.
  • Miguel Markin
  • Denis Renault
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35 mm
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