Directed by Keren Yedaya
Film Movement
105 Minutes
Romance, Jewish, Drama
Not Rated
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In the heart of the Israeli city of Jaffa, Reuven's garage is a family-run business. The garage workers consist of Reuven's beautiful daughter Mali, his aggressive and distant son Meir, as well as the young Palestinian man, Toufik. No one suspects that Mali and Toufik have been in love for years, and that Mali is pregnant with Toufik's child. As the two lovers secretly make their wedding arrangements, tension steadily builds between Toufik and Meir, who openly voices his disdain and prejudices about Arabs. As these relationships continue to intensify, emotions begin to boil, resulting in an astonishing conclusion.


  • Dana Ivgy
  • Ronit Elkabetz
DVD Features

Bonus short: Lost Paradise, directed by Mihal Brezis and Oded Binnun

Sound: Stereo 2.0

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Absorbing and touching!"
    Ray Bennett, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Highest Rating
    "An honest and movie look at just how hard it is for love to conquer all."
    Nora Lee Mandel
  • Highest Rating
    "A triumph in every sense of the word...Israeli import Jaffa is downright fantastic!"
    Sara Michelle Fetters, Movie Freak

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