• 2009
  • Germany / Israel
  • 2h 5min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
  • Written by: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
  • Cast: Fouad Habash, Ibrahim Frege, Scandar Copti, Shahir Kabaha, Eran Naim
  • Language: Arabic, Hebrew

A crime drama set in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, presenting the misadventures of a pair of young men for whom the only way to raise the cash they need is through drug dealing. In a place where religion and family loyalties make life ever more complicated, several interlocking stories are presented from various achronological and overlapping perspectives. Further evidence of the current resurgence of Israeli cinema.

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7 Jul 20104 stars

Co-written and directed by Yaron Shani, an Israeli Jew, and Scandar Copti, a Palestinian living in Israel, Ajami is a compelling crime drama, set on the streets of a predominantly Arab neighbourhood in Jaffa, Tel Aviv. Taking their cue from the likes of…

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