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Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree
  • 2008
  • Israel/Germany/France
  • 106 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Eran Riklis
  • Written by: Eran Riklis, Suha Arraf
  • Cast: Hiam Abbass, Ali Suliman, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Doron Tavory
  • Language: Arabic, Hebrew
  • Website: www.golem.es/loslimoneros/

This powerfully affecting drama uses the tale of a battle of wills between a Palestinian widow and an Israel politician as a parable for the troubled cross border relations. When the recently appointed defence minister Israel Navron (Tavory) moves into his new home he orders the neighbouring lemon tree grove to be chopped down, but owner of the grove Salma (Abbass) puts up a strenuous resistance.

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Lemon Tree

11 Dec 20083 stars

(PG) 106min Based not so much on a single true story as a number of similar real-life events, this powerfully affecting Israeli-German-French drama uses the tale of a battle of wills between a Palestinian widow and an Israel politician as a parable…

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