A battle from the first century is re-enacted, with Hebrews fighting off an invading Roman army. These are the first scenes of a cascade of images that explore the themes of war and violence in Israeli history: the 1973 Yom Kippur War; today's terrorism and violence; the everyday conflicts that are less aggressive but equally telling; and the role of the media in feeding a culture of brutality and reprisal.
At the end of World War Two, Marjoline, a pretty adolescent, arrives in Paris. She becomes a manicurist in a luxurious beauty salon and marries Daniel, a young horticultural researcher. Elated with the wedding gift of an apartment with all the modern conveniences, Marjoline begins to get into debt trying to furnish it, despite Daniel's pleas. Her desire to buy more and more puts the couple's happiness in danger.
Amos Gitai tells the story of his father, Munio Weinraub, who was a student at the Bauhaus design and architecture school in the city of Dessau, before Hitler closed the school in 1933. In May of that year, Weinraub was accused of "treason against the German people" and sent to prison, then expulsed from Germany. The film traces Weinraub's route from Poland to Germany, from Switzerland to Palestine.
The film, done in a single shot, shows us a young reporter visiting a small, marginalized community where Jews and Muslims live together on the border between Jaffa and Bat Yam, in Israel. She finds a world there that is completely unlike the one she imagined. The film follows her investigation, one which reveals the daily life, the memories, and the aspirations of the enclave's inhabitants.
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