Israel, Germany, France 2014
In Arabic, Hebrew, English & German / English subtitles
Suitable for all audiences
Dancing Arabs examines with both acumen and empathy the complex texture of relations between Jews and Arabs in Israel, the influence of regional events on the lives of the people there, and the journey of one young man looking for a way to break out of all the boundaries that await him in life.
The beauty of the film lies precisely in the sense that flawed human characters are struggling on both sides to get on with their lives despite being conditioned to a large extent by a conflict that's perhaps much larger and more abstract than their own individual, concrete realities.
Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
Director: Eran Riklis
Screenplay: Sayed Kashua
Cast: Tawfeek Barhom, Ali Suliman, Yaël Abecassis, Marlene Bajali, Laëtitia Eïdo, Razi Gabareen, Norman Issa
Production: Bettina Brokemper, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Michael Eckelt, Chilik Michaeli / UCM, Riva Film, Heimatfilm, MACT Productions & Alma Film Productions
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