Jaffa

Overview

This French-German-Israeli co-production helmed by director Keren Yedaya observes the heartbreaking tragedy that erupts from an affair between a young Jewish woman and an Arab mechanic. Mali Wolf Dana Ivgy is the daughter of garage proprietor Reuven Moni Moshonov and his wife Osnat Ronit Elkabetz; Reuven employs two Arabs, father and son Hassan Hussein Yassin Mahajneh and Tawfik Mahmoud Shalaby at his shop. He shows them basic respect, though an undercurrent of racial hostility bubbles beneath the surface among ...
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Overview

This French-German-Israeli co-production helmed by director Keren Yedaya observes the heartbreaking tragedy that erupts from an affair between a young Jewish woman and an Arab mechanic. Mali Wolf Dana Ivgy is the daughter of garage proprietor Reuven Moni Moshonov and his wife Osnat Ronit Elkabetz; Reuven employs two Arabs, father and son Hassan Hussein Yassin Mahajneh and Tawfik Mahmoud Shalaby at his shop. He shows them basic respect, though an undercurrent of racial hostility bubbles beneath the surface among all concerned. Meanwhile, Mali and Tawfik nurture a discreet relationship -- so discreet that no one else realizes what is happening -- and in seemingly no time, Mali realizes that she is pregnant with Tawfik's daughter, but deliberately avoids telling him. Things come to a head at the shop when Tawfik gets into a brawl with Mali's hotheaded brother Meir Roy Assaf, ends up killing the young man, and gets shuttled off to prison. Mali breaks up with Tawfik, but decides to have the baby and lies to her parents, informing them that the father is a married man and will remain out of the picture. All bodes well with the child and the family for nine years, until Tawfik gets out of prison, still unaware of the presence of his daughter Shiran Lili Ivgy. For a stylistic model, Yedaya emulates the approach of slick Egyptian melodramas.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2010
  • UPC: 616892087311
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: Film Movement
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 62,063

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dana Ivgy Mali
Moni Moshonov Reuven
Ronit Elkabetz Osnat
Mahmoud Shalaby Taufik
Roy Assaf Meir
Hussein Yassin Mahajneh Hassan
Lili Ivgy Shiran
Zenabh Mahrab Naima
Suma Zenabh Evtesam
Dalia Malka Beger Suzi
Technical Credits
Oded Binnun Director
Mihal Brezis Director
Keren Yedaya Director, Screenwriter
Emmanuel Agneray Executive Producer, Producer
Pierre Aïm Cinematographer
Li Alembik Costumes/Costume Designer
Jerome Bleitrach Executive Producer, Producer
Benny Drechsel Producer
Avi Fahima Production Designer
Michael Kaczmarek Sound Editor
Ziv Katanov Makeup
Assat Korman Editor
Illa Ben Porat Screenwriter
Marek Rozenbaum Producer
Eyal Sadan Production Manager
Shir Shoshani Asst. Director
Shushan Score Composer
Karsten Stoter Producer
Sushusan Score Composer
Jorg Theil Sound Editor, Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Jaffa
1. Reuven's Garage [20:09]
2. Errands [10:23]
3. Sneaking Out [7:05]
4. Accident [9:04]
5. Bad News [7:09]
6. Approval [5:30]
7. Confession [7:41]
8. Nine Years Later [11:59]
9. Call From Toufik [8:23]
10. Daughter [6:28]
11. Torn Family [7:57]
12. Credits [2:56]
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