Divine Intervention

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Divine Intervention


Divine Intervention

Release Date: January 01, 2002

Year    :   2002
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance, Comedy
Production Companies    :   Soread-2M, Ognon Pictures, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Gimages, Lichtblick Film- und Fernsehproduktion (I), Ness Communication & Productions Ltd., ARTE France Cinéma
Director    :   Elia Suleiman
Producers    :   Rémi Burah, Humbert Balsan, Joachim Ortmanns, Babette Schröder, Avi Kleinberger, Elia Suleiman, Galit Rosenstain
Writers    :   Elia Suleiman
RunTime    :   92 mins.
Revenue    :   1675596

Santa Claus tries to outrun a gang of knife-wielding youth. It's one of several vignettes of Palestinian life in Israel - in a neighborhood in Nazareth and at Al-Ram checkpoint in East Jerusalem. Most of the stories are droll, some absurd, one is mythic and fanciful; few words are spoken. A man who goes through his mail methodically each morning has a heart attack. His son visits him in hospital. The son regularly meets a woman at Al-Ram; they sit in a car, hands caressing. Once, she defies Israeli guards at the checkpoint; later, Ninja-like, she takes on soldiers at a target range. A red balloon floats free overhead. Neighbors toss garbage over walls. Life goes on until it doesn't.

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