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      Man Without a Cell Phone

      2010 1h 23m Drama List
      Reviews 100% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Jawdat weaves his way through politics and traditional values while avoiding his father, Salem, who thinks a cell tower is poisoning the village with radiation. Read More Read Less

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      Chris Cabin Slant Magazine An irrefutably pleasant and yet terminally half-hearted comedy. Rated: 1.5/4 Feb 29, 2012 Full Review Hannah Brown Jerusalem Post While there is some tentativeness about Man without a Cell Phone, Zoabi is clearly a director worth watching. Mar 21, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A young man who just wants to live his life and go to school and find a girlfriend finds himself regularly stymied by politics and prejudice and customs - none of which he cares about. Meanwhile his father rallies support for protesting a cell phone tower that most of the protesters rely on for cell reception. A mostly lighthearted look at some very deep problems. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Even with some anti-Israeli sentiments, MAN WITHOUT A CELL PHONE is a slight, gentle comedy produced in Israel [and, in fact, a Palestine-Israel-France-Belgium co-production] that tells the story of Salem, a traditionalist Arab-Israeli olive farmer who's full of resentment towards the country he feels occupies him and his land, and Jadwat, his modern thinking son who's accepted his status and is hoping for a fully integrated future by applying to a Hebrew University. They unwittingly join forces when an [oppressive] cell phone antenna is placed in their olive field inciting a community rebellion. The comical juxtaposition of this absurdity [that they cannot live without their cell phones but don't want the antenna on their land] is the film's most political point which drives MAN WITHOUT A CELL PHONE and solidifies its social statment. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Jawdat weaves his way through politics and traditional values while avoiding his father, Salem, who thinks a cell tower is poisoning the village with radiation.
      Director
      Sameh Zoabi
      Producer
      Marie Gutmann, Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait
      Screenwriter
      Sameh Zoabi, Fred Rice
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Arabic
      Runtime
      1h 23m