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9 Star Hotel

9 Star Hotel

Director: Ido Haar

Cast: Ido Haar

     
 
Middle Eastern director Ido Haar helms the haunting cinema direct documentary 9 Star Hotel. The work introduces the audience to a cadre of Palestinian men who have built a transient community on the Israeli border, comprised of jerry-built huts and tiny, sarcophagus-like sleeping compartments. The men leave these quarters and systematically cross the border

Overview

Middle Eastern director Ido Haar helms the haunting cinema direct documentary 9 Star Hotel. The work introduces the audience to a cadre of Palestinian men who have built a transient community on the Israeli border, comprised of jerry-built huts and tiny, sarcophagus-like sleeping compartments. The men leave these quarters and systematically cross the border each morning before dawn, to work illegally at construction jobs in Israel - risking their safety and their lives to simply draw a regular income. Throughout, the workers stick close together (Haar suggests that the circumstances actually engender tighter social bonds between them) and evince a surprising sense of humor, tenacity and resilience. Meanwhile, constant hopes for improved circumstances in the future belie their lingering fears of being discovered and shot or arrested by Israeli authorities.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2008
UPC:
0741952311690
Original Release:
2007
Source:
Koch Lorber Films
Time:
1:18:00

Special Features

Interview with director Ido Haar; Original theatrical trailer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 9 Star Hotel
1. Main Title [5:06]
2. No Surprises [4:35]
3. Police! [5:19]
4. Killing Time [5:24]
5. Raid [5:24]
6. The Wall [3:54]
7. The River Wild [5:17]
8. "You Stink" [4:33]
9. Caught! [5:50]
10. Discouraged [4:19]
11. Sing-a-Long [5:29]
12. Fever [4:32]
13. Palestinian Catastrophe [6:06]
14. School Days [4:19]
15. Police or Army? [5:28]
16. End Credits [2:29]

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