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      Jaffa

      2009 1h 46m Drama List
      50% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 61% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Two young Palestinian lovers secretly plan a wedding. Read More Read Less Watch on Hulu Stream Now

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      Critics Reviews

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      Ray Bennett Hollywood Reporter An absorbing and touching family drama set in the Israeli seaside town of the title. May 17, 2009 Full Review Jay Weissberg Variety "Jaffa" is modeled on semi-glossy Egyptian mellers, but Yedaya lets the air out, leaving empty characters with no connections to each other or the audience. Best seen as a temporary blip in a promising career. May 17, 2009 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...an engaging, sporadically enthralling little drama... Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 9, 2010 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice The battle between love and hatred for Arabs in one Jewish family in Jaffa. Rated: 3/5 Nov 1, 2010 Full Review Joseph Proimakis Movies for the Masses full review at Movies for the Masses Rated: 2.5/5 Aug 19, 2010 Full Review Dan Fainaru Screen International Jaffa's schematic plot, predictably developed with stock characters that are never fleshed out, is insufficient to carry her pallid observations. May 17, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

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      Audience Member This is a heart-wrenching Romeo and Juliet story set in Jaffa with an Arab-Israeli Romeo and an Israeli Juliet. Writer-director Keren Yedaya lays bare prejudice and class differences in this French-Israeli-German-produced family drama. Dana Ivgy is the standout of the cast in the Juliet role, and was nominated for the Ophir Award for Best Actress. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Fucking métaphore Palestine/Israël Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member This authentic and bludgeoning portrayal of the fallout from an unexpected death is certainly riveting. When it works, its insistence to side-step excessiveness in its emotions, and the really good performances, shine. However, it's aggressively unredemptive ending and tinges of Nicolas-Sparks-like plotting makes this supremely sad melodrama often more "melo" than "drama". Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member jewish grrl meets arab boy trouble follows Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member An engaging drama from Israel. A Jewish family owns a garage that employs Arabs as mechanics. Their eldest daughter is carrying on a secret romance with one of the mechanics. Their plans to elope are halted by a very personal tragedy. This is the kind of film where the characters do not laboriously explain everything they are thinking to each other, so although the pace is slow, it's legitimately suspenseful. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member This film keeps you on your toes. There is no hint to where the plot will lead and no clear choices to be made for any of the characters. It was realistic in the sense that sometimes in life all you can do is make decision after decision, hope it is the right one and just keep living. That's what Jaffa is all about. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Two young Palestinian lovers secretly plan a wedding.
      Director
      Keren Yedaya
      Producer
      Emmanuel Agneray, Jérôme Bleitrach, Benny Drechsel, Marek Rozenbaum
      Screenwriter
      Illa Ben Porat, Keren Yedaya
      Production Co
      Transfax Film Productions, Rohfilm
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Hebrew
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 20, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 46m
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