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    Unique ID Code: 0000139967
    Added by: Michael Campbell
    Added on: 26/2/2011 18:51
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    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 125 mins
    Retail Price: £12.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Set in Jaffa's Ajami neighbourhood, a town full of conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians, Ajami pulls together five different stories all told by a non-professional acting cast. Ajami is written and directed by first time filmmaker Scandar Copti whose filmmaking has been compared to both Amores Perros and City of God.

    The film's narrator is sensitive 13-year-old Nasri. He and his older brother Omar live in fear when their entire family is left in danger after their uncle foolishly wounds a prominent clan member. The four other protagonists of the story are naive young Palestinian refugee Malek, who works illegally in Israel to help finance the surgery that will save his mother's life; affluent Palestinian Binj who dreams of a bright future with his Jewish girlfriend, and Jewish policeman Dando who becomes obsessed with revenge when his brother is found dead in the West Bank.

    Ajami weaves a time-fractured story of drug-dealing, romance and economic survival, immersing the audience into the everyday violence of life in Israel.

    Special Features:

    Video Tracks:
    1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

    Audio Tracks:
    5.1 surround

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    Directed By:
    Scandar Copti

    Written By:

    Fouad Habash
    Elias Saba
    Youssef Sahwani
    Shahir Kabaha
    Ibrahim Frege
    Ranim Karim
    Eran Naim

    Soundtrack By:
    Rabih Boukhari

    Director of Photography:
    Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov

    Scandar Copti
    Yaron Shani

    Visual Effects:
    Florian Obrecht


    Executive Producer:
    James Richardson

    Kino International

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