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Tel Aviv on Fire (2018)

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Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise - until the ... See full summary »

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Sameh Zoabi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kais Nashif ... Salam Abbass
Lubna Azabal ... Tala / Manal aka Rachel
Yaniv Biton ... Captain Assi Tzur
Maisa Abd Elhadi ... Mariam
Nadim Sawalha ... Bassam
Salim Dau ... Atef
Yousef 'Joe' Sweid ... General Yehuda Edelman
Amer Hlehel Amer Hlehel ... Nabil
Laëtitia Eïdo ... Maisa
Ashraf Farah ... Marwan
Ula Tabari ... Sarah
Yazan Doubal ... Marwan's Friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shifi Aloni
Negweny El Assal Negweny El Assal ... Doctor
Alma Hemmo Alma Hemmo ... Female soldier
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Storyline

Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise - until the soldier and the show's financial backers disagree about how the show should end, and Salam is caught in the middle.

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The Comedy That Crosses Borders and Breaks Boundaries

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Artémis Productions

Country:

Luxembourg | Belgium | Israel | France

Language:

Arabic | Hebrew

Release Date:

3 April 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Liepsnojantis Tel Avivas See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,545, 4 August 2019

Gross USA:

$244,452
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival on 2 September 2018. See more »

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Can make fun of everything
9 April 2019 | by slaithierSee all my reviews

The greatness of this movie is that it shows how it is possible to make fun of almost everything, as long as it is clever. I really had a great moment with this fun movie which, by the way, shows us how difficult it can be to be a palestinian living in its own homeland. Quoting the movie about how great can be Paris, France : "And above all, it is not occupied !". This movie is able to make us laugh and provides a fun ending which balances nicely the depiction of an impossible cohabitation of two opposite peoples.


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