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Zaytoun

Zaytoun
  • 2012
  • UK/Israel
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Eran Riklis
  • Written by: Nader Rizq
  • Cast: Stephen Dorff, Abdallah El Akal, Alice Taglioni
  • UK release: 28 December 2012

Beirut, 1982: Israeli pilot Yoni (Dorff) crashlands and is taken prisoner by the PLO, but one of his guards, Fahed (El Akal) wants to leave the refugee camp and get back to his village, so captor and captive strike a deal. Handsomely photographed and humanely intended, but predictable and unconvincing.

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Zaytoun

20 Dec 20122 stars

A dramatically and emotionally unconvincing Middle-Eastern road movie, starring Stephen Dorff

Israeli director Eran Riklis teams up with first-time Palestinian writer Nader Rizq in this handsomely photographed Middle-Eastern road movie, which charts an improbable friendship between an Israeli pilot Yoni (Stephen Dorff) and an orphaned…

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