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      Tel Aviv on Fire

      Released Aug 9, 2019 1h 37m Comedy Drama TRAILER for Tel Aviv on Fire: Trailer 1 List Tel Aviv on Fire: Trailer 1 Tel Aviv on Fire: Trailer 1 1:52 View more videos
      89% Tomatometer 63 Reviews 86% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Verified Ratings Salam, a Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works on a popular soap opera. He gets ideas for the show from the commander at the check point he passes through each day, and his career takes off. Read More Read Less

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      Thoughtful and well-acted, Tel Aviv on Fire highlights the awful absurdity of war -- and proves it's possible to find humor in the midst of cultural conflict.

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      Jamie Ludwig Chicago Reader A lightweight but smart combination of satire, drama, and rom-com. Mar 13, 2020 Full Review Nora McGreevy Boston Globe One spoiler: Tel Aviv does not burst into flames. But Salam's career might. Rated: 3/4 Aug 15, 2019 Full Review Scott Marks San Diego Reader Alas, the potential for sharp political satire takes a back seat to small screen spoofery, nudging this more in the direction of Soapdish, rather than Joe Dante's transcendent The Second Civil War. Rated: 2/5 Aug 10, 2019 Full Review Pablo De Vita La Nación (Argentina) Entertaining but superficial... [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 2/5 Dec 8, 2022 Full Review Ezequiel Boetti Otroscines.com The film achieves a balance between plot levity and a rich context... [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 7, 2022 Full Review José C. Donayre Guerrero EscribiendoCine Utilizes dramedy and romance to dig into people's idiosyncrasies and showcase the sociopolitical context of its setting. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 6/10 Dec 7, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Paul S Great movie and the lighter side of the mideast crisis... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/03/19 Full Review Debra P Tel Aviv on Fire is a superb film. I think that it has taught me more about the fraught Israeli/Palestinian nightmare than anything else that I have read or come into contact with. The acting is superb (and how about the dreamboat Israeli commander Yehuda!!!, the dialogue is sharp & pointed, and the message resonates deeply. Or as the main character (can we call him a hero?) says: 'Is there something between surrender & bombs?' //. The writers & directors are to be deeply commended for allowing our hearts to be moved, using humor & 'real life' to enter into a political morass. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/09/19 Full Review Audience Member PERFECT SUMMER FILM! A comedy, drama, and soap opera, dusted with authenticity and tucked into 100 mins of pure entertainment. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Robson C Salam é um jovem palestino que trabalha na produção da série televisa Tel Aviv Em Chamas, sucesso tanto entre os palestinos quanto entre os israelenses. Devido a uma confusão na barreira que tem que atravessar para voltar para Jerusalém, ele conhece Assi, comandante daquele lugar e fã da série, que não está feliz com os rumos da produção. Ele passa então a exercer pressão para que ocorram mudanças. Salam se torna roteirista e passa a equilibrar os interesses de todos: de Assi, do seu tio, criador da série, da atriz principal, do restante do elenco, dos patrocinadores, além dos seus próprios. É uma comédia com um roteiro muito inteligente, em que ao mesmo tempo apresenta os bastidores de uma produção televisa de sucesso, também encaixa com sucesso todo o sentimento dos habitantes daquela região, sejam palestinos ou israelenses. Como em um determinado momento que um personagem palestino é chamado de terrorista pelo comandante Assi e de herói por Salam. Um retrato ligeiro e um pouco mais leve da situação da região, com o diretor, em vários momentos, apresentando diálogos onde cada um dos lados expõe seu rancor pelo outro. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/01/23 Full Review luca b Interessante lo sfondo della vita in Palestina, dei check point, della difficoltà della vita quotidiana. La storia in sè senza infamia e senza lode, il protagonista poco empatico, non ti trovi a stare dalla sua parte. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review lanfranco c A light and funny way to show a complex problem. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Salam, a Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works on a popular soap opera. He gets ideas for the show from the commander at the check point he passes through each day, and his career takes off.
      Director
      Sameh Zoabi
      Producer
      Amir Harel, Bernard Michaux, Miléna Poylo, Gilles Sacuto
      Screenwriter
      Dan Kleinman, Sameh Zoabi
      Distributor
      Cohen Media Group
      Production Co
      Artémis Productions, Samsa Film, TS Productions, Lama Films
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Arabic
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 9, 2019, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 24, 2019
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $504.4K
      Runtime
      1h 37m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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