Miral

Overview

A naïve Palestinian teen gradually awakens to her people's plight after being raised in an orphanage opened to care for children rendered homeless following the partitioning of Palestine in 1948. Shortly after the state of Israel was created, Hind Husseini Hiam Abbass was on her way to work when she noticed more than 50 Palestinian children wandering aimlessly through the streets. Concerned for their well-being, she vowed to ensure that the children were sheltered and well-fed. By the time six months had passed, ...
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Overview

A naïve Palestinian teen gradually awakens to her people's plight after being raised in an orphanage opened to care for children rendered homeless following the partitioning of Palestine in 1948. Shortly after the state of Israel was created, Hind Husseini Hiam Abbass was on her way to work when she noticed more than 50 Palestinian children wandering aimlessly through the streets. Concerned for their well-being, she vowed to ensure that the children were sheltered and well-fed. By the time six months had passed, Husseini had taken in nearly 2,000 orphaned children, and created the Dar Al-Tifel Institute, which operated under the philosophy that peace can only be achieved through education. Enter seven-year-old Miral Freida Pinto, who was sent by her father to live in the Dar Al-Tifel Institute following her mother's death in 1978. Far too young to comprehend the ongoing struggle between the Jews and Palestinians at the time she entered the institute, Miral remained blissfully ignorant of the conflict taking place just outside her walls until she accepted a teacher's position at a refugee camp at the age of 17. As the reality of the ongoing conflict comes into focus for Miral, she enters into a romance with Hani Omar Metwally, an outspoken political activist intent on taking back Palestine by force. Seduced by Hani's passion yet uncertain that violence is the answer, Miral begins to weigh the benefits of direct action against the more peaceful and deliberate approach to independence favored by her longtime mentor.
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Special Features

Deleted Scenes; The Making Of Miral; Julian Schnabel Studio Tour; Filmmaker Q&A; Feature Commentary With Director Julian Schnabel And Producer Jon Kilik
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2011
  • UPC: 013132324395
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Rating:

  • Source: Twc
  • Region Code: A
  • Time: 1:46:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 65,873

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hiam Abbass Hind Husseini
Freida Pinto Miral
Yasmine Al Masri Nadia
Ruba Blal Fatima
Alexander Siddig Jamal
Omar Metwally Hani
Willem Dafoe Eddie
Vanessa Redgrave Bertha Spofford
Stella Schnabel Lisa
Makram Khoury Governor Khatib
Najwa Mubarki Nawal
Lana Zreik Sara
Doraid Liddawi Samir
Adham Aqel Samir as a Child
Yolam El-Karam Miral as a Child
Juliano Mer Khamis Sheik Saabah
Rozeen Bisharat Yasmin
Wadeea Khoury Hind's Mother
Shredy Jabarin Ali
Sanaa Ali Hawwa
Jawhara Baker Samar Hilal
Dov Navon Yossi
Hassan Taha Khaldoun
Shmil Ben Ari Father-in-Law
Salwa Nakkara Nadia's Mother
Mahmmud Abu Jazi Mustafa
Majd Hajjaj Rimawi Stock Trader
Faten Khoury School Secretary
Milad Mattar Counselor
Ruth Cats Female Torturer
Uri Gabriel Interrogating Officer
Rana Al Qawasmi Leila
Samar Qawasmi Leila as a Child
Frida Elraheb Hadil
Sama Boullata Hadil as a Child
Sama Abu Khdair Rania as a Child
Adnan Tarabshi Hadil's Uncle
Hala Kurd Aziza as a Child
Fatma Yahia Tamam as a Child
Lana Abd Elhadi Tamam as a Teenager
Rawda Tamam as an Adult
Zohar Strauss Policeman
Loai Noufi Abdallah
Uri Avrahami Adoption Officer
Adel Abou-Raya Hospital Administrator
Jude Amous Zeina
Abdallah El Ackel Child of Deir Yassin
Miral Hasna Child of Deir Yassin
Technical Credits
Julian Schnabel Director
Tarak Ben Ammar Co-producer
Yael Aviv Casting
Hamoudi Boqai Consultant/advisor
Saar Datner Production Manager
Francois-Xavier Decraene Executive Producer
Éric Gautier Cinematographer
Yoel Herzberg Production Designer
Rula Jebreal Screenwriter
Uzi Karin Executive Producer
Jon Kilik Producer
Walid Mawed Costumes/Costume Designer
Tabrez Noorani Co-producer
Sonia Raule Executive Producer
Eran Riklis Co-producer
Eyal Sadan Executive Producer
Sebastián Silva Asst. Director, Co-producer
Juliette Welfling Editor
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