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For My Father

Directed by Dror Zahavi

Germany-Israel | 100 minutes | 2008

Hebrew with English subtitles

Tarek, a Palestinian forced on a suicide mission in Tel Aviv to redeem his father's honor, is given a second chance when the fuse on his explosive vest fails to detonate. Forced to spend the weekend in Tel Aviv awaiting its repair, Tarek must live amongst the people he was planning to kill. To his surprise he connects with several Israelis on the outskirts of society, including the beautiful Keren, who has cut off contact with her Orthodox family. With nothing to lose, Tarek and Keren open up to one another and an unlikely love blooms between the two. Spending this time with Keren and his new friends, Tarek discovers the spark of life returning to fill his soul, but when the weekend ends, he must make the decision of his life.
Foreign Title Sof Shavua B'Tel Aviv
Director Dror Zahavi
Countries of Production Germany-Israel
Year of Presentation 2008
Language(s) Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 100 minutes
Principal Cast Shredi Jabarin, Hili Yalon, Shlomo Vishinsky
Award(s)

Nominated for 7 Israeli Ophir Awards

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