2007 | Fiction | Runtime 115' | 35 mm | Colour


Coffret Amos Gitai
7 DVD PAL Zone 2
StudioCanal (France)
Subtitles: French

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Ana is reunited with her estranged Israeli stepbrother, Uli, when he travels to France for the death of their father. She decides to return to Israel to search for the daughter she gave up at birth 20 years ago. Crossing frontiers by car, train and boat, Ana and Uli are caught up in the turmoil and emotion of the military-enforced disengagement of Israeli settlers from Gaza in 2005...

Disengagement clearly refers to the Israeli government's current policies of withdrawal from Gaza and the forced destruction of illegal settlements established by Israeli citizens in the region's disputed areas. But, in the imaginative hands of Amos Gitai, disengagement takes on another, much subtler, more personal meaning. As the two levels of significance speak to each other, Gitai employs all his considerable artistry to explore the term both emotionally and intellectually. The result is one of his finest creations.

Cast Juliette Binoche, Liron Levo, Jeanne Moreau, Barbara Hendricks, Dana Ivgy, Hiam Abbass, Tomer Russo, Israel Katorza, Yussuf Abu Warda, Uri Klauzner Screenplay Amos Gitai, Marie-José Sanselme Cinematography Christian Berger Sound Michel Kharat Music Simon Stockhausen Editing Isabelle Ingold Production design Eli Zion, Manu de Chauvigny, Tim Panen Costumes Moïra Douguet Casting Ilan Moskovitch Line producer(s) Gadi Levy, Fabrice Chevrollier, Isabelle Gattiker, Viola Fuegen Production Agav Films, Pandora Film Produktion, Agat Films & Cie, Hamon Hafakot, R&C Produzioni, Intereurop, Arte France Cinéma Producer(s) Amos Gitai, Laurent Truchot Co-Producer(s) Michael Tapuach, Christoph Friedel, Claudia Steffen, Patrick Sobelman, Tilde Corsi Associate Producer(s) Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, Marc Bordure, Richard Lormand

Venice : Biennale di Venezia / Mostra d'arte cinematografica 2007 - Out-of-competition
Toronto International Film Festival 2007 - Programme "Masters"