Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ajami (2009)

Director(s): Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani. Cast: Shahir Kabaha, Youssef Sahwani. 124 min. Germany/Israel. Drama.

A stylish multi-chapter movie told in Pulp Fiction-like narrative format, directed by an Israeli Jew and a Christian-Arab, which attributes every single sin on Earth to Muslims, and paints Israelis as innocent bystanders. My question: what's the point? Arab-Israeli peace is as impossible as it gets, so why make a celebration of its impossibility? Curious how none of the reviews I've read so far (stressing on the sectarian violence aspect of the movie) points out the film's biased approach - but happy this year's Foreign Language Film Oscar went to its much more deserving competitor, The Secret in Their Eyes.

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