For My Father

Directed by Dror Zahavi
Film Movement
2008
100 Minutes
Israel
Hebrew
Thriller, Jewish, Romance, Drama
Not Rated

Tarek, a Palestinian would-be suicide bomber, is given a second chance when the fuse on his explosive vest fails to detonate. Forced to spend the weekend in Tel Aviv, Tarek must live amongst the people he was planning to kill. To his surprise, he connects with several Jewish Israelis on the outskirts of society, including the beautiful Keren, who has cut off contact with her Orthodox family in order to live a secular life.  With nothing to lose, Tarek and Keren open up to one another and an unlikely relationship blooms between the two.

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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

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