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Divine Intervention

Divine Intervention
  • 2003
  • France/Morocco/Germany/Palestine
  • 93 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Elia Suleiman
  • Written by: Elia Suleiman
  • Cast: Elia Suleiman, Manal Khader
  • Language: Arabic, Hebrew

Like many a recent film concerning late 20th century ethnic skirmishes, this movie made by the acclaimed director of 'Chronicle of a Disappearance' looks at the Israeli/ Palestinian conflict and plays up the absurd over the politically po-faced. A Palestinian (Suleiman) living in Jerusalem is in love with a beautiful young woman (Khader) from Ramallah. But their relationship is fraught with as much external tension as internal desire. With his understandably melancholy disposition, Suleiman's character is unaware that the best you can do is absorb the absurdity, feel a bit of humanity and try to keep the mind and soul intact. It's this that makes the film especially interesting.

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