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Close to Home-Movie Review 06/07/2011

Posted by Films to consider in Drama, Israeli language film, Movies.

Close to Home (Israeli) 2005
Karov La Bayit

Winner, Special Jury Award, Berlin Film Festival Forum
Winner, Best Screenplay, Jerusalem Film Festival
Winner, C.I.C.A.E Award, Forum of New Cinema (Hager and Bilu), Berlin International Film Festival

Written and directed by Dalia Hager and Vidi Bilu
Starring Smadar Sayar and Naama Schendar

As part of their mandatory military service, two young Israeli women are assigned to patrol together. Mirit (Schendar) is serious and follows the rules, while Smadar (Sayar) is more free-spirited and rebellious. Their job is to confront Palestinians on the street and on buses to verify their identities.

While coping with strict rules and a tense atmosphere, Mirit and Smadar also have to come to terms with their personal differences.

An up-close and moving story about what has come to be everyday life – living in the shadow of possible terrorist attacks.

99 min. Not rated. Adult themes.



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