30.09. - 09.10.2021

Avanti Popolo Israel 1986 | 84 min | OV with English subtitles | (unknown) | FF 2015

Rafi Bukai

RAFI BUKAI (*1957; †2003) was the son of a cinema owner and studied film in Tel Aviv. Avanti Popolo was his debut and is today a classic of Israeli cinema. Avanti Popolo won the Golden Leopard in Locarno and is seen as one of the most outstanding anti-war films in cinema history.

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June 1967. After the ceasefire in the Six-Day War, two Egyptian soldiers who have become separated from their unit come across an Israeli patrol in the Sinai desert. One of the Egyptians, Haled, an actor in civilian life, asks the Israelis for water by reciting Shylock's monologue from The Merchant of Venice: "I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions?" It is the beginning of a very special kind of contact with the enemy full of surreal imagery and satirical humour. The film had a very mixed reception in Israel, due to its pacifistic attitude and understanding of the former enemy.
Original title: Avanti Popolo
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic, English
Section: Deluxe
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Rafi Bukai
Screenplay: Rafi Bukai
Cast: Salim Dau, Suhel Haddad, Tuvia Gelber, Danny Segev, Dani Roth, Barry Langford, Michael Koresh
Producer: Rafi Bukai, Micha Shagrir
Director of Photography: Yoav Kosh
Music: Uri Ophir
Production Design: Ariel Glazer
Editor: Zohar M. Sela
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