A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA

Directed by Thierry Binisti
  • France / 
  • 2011 / 
  • French, Arabic & Hebrew with English subtitles / 
  • 99 min
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"[For] anyone who's just interested in a gripping, unsentimental drama with a lot of action and a pacifist message of hope and reconciliation, A Bottle in the Gaza Sea is must-viewing."
– Jeff Henrich, Montreal Gazette
"Heartfelt! [Bottle] is a gentle pairing of youthful idealism and tenacious hope."
– Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
"This is the story of people who dream big and find a commonunderstanding...No matter where your sympathies lie,it's hard not to get behind that."
– Robert Levin, AM New York

Synopsis

17-year-old Tal has emigrated from France to Jerusalem with her family. She writes a letter expressing her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Palestinians. She slips the letter into a bottle, and her brother throws it into the sea near Gaza, where he is carrying out his military service. A few weeks later, Tal receives an e-mail response from a mysterious "Gazaman," a young Palestinian named Naim. Thus begins a turbulent but tender long-distance friendship between two young people that are separated by a history they are trying both to understand and change. This engrossing and hopeful drama starring Hiam Abbas is based on the award-winning novel by Valérie Zenatti.

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Tal (Agathe Bonitzer)
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Tal (Agathe Bonitzer)
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Naim (Mahmoud Shalabi) on right
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Naim (Mahmoud Shalabi) on right
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Tal (Agathe Bonitzer)
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Director Thierry Binisti
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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea poster (hi res)