FOR MY FATHER

Directed by Dror Zahavi
  • Israel / 
  • 2008 / 
  • Hebrew with English subtitles / 
  • 100 min
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"Quite simply the most powerful and moving films I can remember seeing in years!"
– Eric Alterman, The Huffington Post
"Rich, moving [and] beautifully performed...I absolutely and unequivocably recommend it!"
– James van Maanen, TrustMovies.com
"A satisfying small film with a generous helping of privileged moments in which the characters can just be."
– George Robinson, The New York Jewish Week

Synopsis

Tarek, a Palestinian forced on a suicide mission in Tel Aviv to redeem his father's honor, is given a second chance when the fuse on his explosive vest fails to detonate.  Forced to spend the weekend in Tel Aviv awaiting its repair, Tarek must live amongst the people he was planning to kill. To his surprise he connects with several Israelis on the outskirts of society, including the beautiful Keren, who has cut off contact with her Orthodox family.  With nothing to lose, Tarek and Keren open up to one another and an unlikely love blooms between the two. Spending this time with Keren and his new friends, Tarek discovers the spark of life returning to fill his soul, but when the weekend ends, he must make the decision of his life.

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Tarek (Shredi Jabarin) and Keren (Hili Yalon) on Bike
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Keren (Hili Yalon) on Beach
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Tarek (Shredi Jabarin) with Posters
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Keren (Hili Yalon) in Shop
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Dror Zahavi - Director
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Tarek (Shredi Jabarin) along with Keren (Hili Yalon)
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For My Father Poster Art
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