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Lemon Tree

IMDB rating
7
Quality
SD
Year:
2008
Audio:
Hebrew
Subtitles:
-
Runtime:
102 Min
Age Rating:
6
Year:
2008
Country:
Germany
France
Israel
Salma Zidane, a widow, lives simply from her grove of lemon trees in the West Bank's occupied territory. The Israeli defense minister and his wife move next door; the Secret Service orders the trees removed for security. The stoic Salma seeks assistance from the Palestinian Authority (useless), Israeli army (dismissive), and a young attorney, Ziad Daud, who takes the case; this older client attracts him. While the courts deliberate, the Israelis fence her trees and prohibit her from entering the grove. As the trees wither, the defense minister's wife and, separately, an Israeli journalist, look on Salma with sympathy. In this allegory, does David stand a chance against Goliath?
Cast & Crew
Director
Eran Riklis
Producer
Eran Riklis, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, David Silber, Ira Riklis, Bettina Brokemper, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Michael Eckelt
Cast
Hiam Abbass, Amos Lavi, Amnon Wolf, Liron Baranes, Smadar Jaaron, Danny Leshman, Tarik Kopty, Ayelette Robinson, Amos Tamam, Loai Nofi, Hili Yalon, Makram Khoury, Ali Suliman, Doron Tavory, Rona Lipaz-Michael
Writer
Eran Riklis, Suha Arraf
Music
Habib Shadah