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Aliyah

Directed by Elie Wajeman

France | 88 minutes | 2012

French with English subtitles

Alex desperately wants to move to Israel, scraping together money dealing drugs to get himself there and invest in his cousin’s restaurant, while keeping his brother out of trouble and kibitzing with his large extended family on the gritty streets of Northeast Paris. But no plan is simple. Auteur-in-the-making Elie Wajeman’s stylish and brooding drama deftly draws out this story of a young man caught between family ties and his dream of a better life.
Foreign Title Alyah
Director Elie Wajeman
Countries of Production France
Year of Presentation 2012
Language(s) French with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 88 minutes
Principal Cast Pio Marmaï, Cédric Kahn, Adèle Haenel
Award(s)

Nominated for the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival

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