The Bubble

The Bubble

Director: Eytan Fox Cast: Ohad Knoller, Yousef Sweid, Daniela Wircer

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2008
UPC: 0712267272327
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: Strand Home Video
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 68,447

Special Features

Original U.S. theatrical trailer; Original Israeli trailer; The Making of "The Bubble"; Music video "The Man I Love"; Other Strand Releasing trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ohad Knoller Noam
Yousef Sweid Ashraf
Daniela Wircer Lulu
Alon Friedman Yali
Zion Baruch Shaul
Zohar Liba Golan
Oded Leopold Sharon
Ruba Blal Rana
Shredy Jabarin Jihad
Lior Ashkenazi Actor in "Bent"
Yossi Marshak Actor in "Bent"
Miki Kam Actor

Technical Credits
Eytan Fox Director,Screenwriter
Yael Aviv Casting
Oren Dar Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Ido Dolev Art Director,Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Moshe Edery Executive Producer
Leon Edery Executive Producer
Leon Edri Executive Producer
Moshye Edry Executive Producer
Amir Feingold Producer
Yosef Grunfeld Editor
Ivri Lider Score Composer
Mickey Rabinovitz Executive Producer
Yaniv Raiz Editor
Yaniv Rize Editor
Yaron Scharf Cinematographer
David Silber Executive Producer
Ronen Ben Tal Producer
Gil Toren Sound/Sound Designer
Gal Uchovsky Producer,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Bubble
1. Checkpoint [9:55]
2. Homecoming [12:06]
3. Morning After [7:58]
4. Cool Colors [11:44]
5. Usual Stuff [7:04]
6. Good Lay [10:32]
7. Trip to Nablus [13:37]
8. Rave [7:53]
9. Beautiful Moments [17:08]
10. The Bomb [10:57]
11. Switching Places [6:52]
12. Credits [3:08]

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The Bubble 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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The Israeli/Palestinian conflict persists and while the world may be aware of the violence surrounding the division of the two countries, few have a clue to the other aspect of the division - the group of people who want peace and work toward eradicating the separation. Eytan Fox, in THE BUBBLE ('Ha-Buah'), has created a much needed alternative viewpoint of the schism, electing to tell a story that contains some fine humor, a lot of love, and a taste of brutal reality. It is a window into a situation that begs for understanding. In Tel Aviv three close friends are roommates: Lulu (Daniela Virtzer), a beautiful young woman with strong opinions Yali (Alon Friedman), a very 'out' gay young man who works in a popular café and Noam (Ohad Knoller), a handsome, somewhat shy fellow who, in addition to his day job in a music shop, is a member of the National Guard and therefore spends his free time serving as a guard at the city's checkpoints. It is during one of these guard duty weekends that he meets a young Palestinian named Ashraf (Yousef 'Joe' Sweid), and a mutual attraction occurs. The three friends decide to 'stowaway' the illegally present Ashraf (whom they nickname with an Israeli name) and while Ashraf and Noam settle into a love relationship, Yali hires Ashraf at his café, and Yali and Lulu both proceed to find love interests, too. All goes well until Ashraf must return home for his sister's wedding. Though in Tel Aviv Ashraf has been able to be openly gay with Noam, life is far different in Jerusalem: Ashraf is told he must marry his sister's groom-to-be sister. In an attempt to rescue Ashraf from his fate, Noam and Lulu disguise themselves as French reporters to gain access to Ashraf. In a moment of supposed seclusion, Noam and Ashraf are discovered kissing by the groom-to-be, and this act gives cause for blackmail in order for Ashraf to remain 'in the closet'. While the young people in Tel Aviv are dancing at an event to raise attention for peaceful coexistence, an attack occurs in Jerusalem - one that has grave consequences not only immediately, but also in the revenge mission Ashraf must now assume. The ending is tragic on many levels and it underlines just how serious the problem between these two countries is. The acting is so very natural that from both the comedic and the tragic aspects the audience completely believes in these beautiful young people. The story finds the right balance between the serious and the lighthearted and it is this balance than makes Eytan Fox such a fine writer/director. More people should watch this important and very fine film. In Hebrew, Arabic, and English with subtitles. Grady Harp