Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lemon Tree (2008)

Director: Eran Riklis. Cast: Hiam Abbass, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Ali Suliman. 106 min. Israel. Drama.

A Palestinian-owned lemon grove neighbors the newly-moved-in Israeli Defense Minister's mansion, and the Minister wants the grove confiscated and the trees cut down, for added security. The movie shows bad and good on the Israeli side, and only good on the Palestinian side. If you already root for Palestinians, you'll hate Israel even more after watching this. If you root for Israel, you'll hate the movie all together. For my own opinion, I quote from Kevin Spacey in The Negotiator, and tell the filmmakers:

"You bring tension and emotion to a scene that already has too much of both."

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