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Bethlehem (2013)

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Tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the... See full summary »

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Yuval Adler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tsahi Halevi ... Razi
Shadi Mar'i ... Sanfur
Hitham Omari ... Badawi
Michal Shtamler Michal Shtamler ... Einat
Tarik Kopty ... Abu Ibrahim
George Iskandar George Iskandar ... Nasser (as George Iskandar)
Yossi Eini Yossi Eini ... Levy
Efrat Shnap Efrat Shnap ... Maya
Karem Shakur Karem Shakur ... Abu Mussa
Ibrahim Saqallah Ibrahim Saqallah ... Tayson
Afif Shalyut Afif Shalyut
Adel Abou Raya Adel Abou Raya
Irad Rubinstain Irad Rubinstain ... Army Officer (as Irad Rubenstein)
Ramez Badir Ramez Badir
Dudu Niv Dudu Niv ... Shefler
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Tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the film is a raw portrayal of characters torn apart by competing loyalties and impossible moral dilemmas, giving an unparalleled glimpse into the dark and fascinating world of human intelligence. Written by Bethlehem

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When you are playing both sides, who do you trust?

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Drama | Thriller | War

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Country:

Israel | Germany | Belgium

Language:

Hebrew | Arabic

Release Date:

26 September 2013 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Bethléem See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,700, 9 March 2014

Gross USA:

$201,700

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$384,670
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

The three lead actors in the film, Shadi Mar'i who plays Sanfur, Tsahi Halevi who plays Razi and Hitham Omari who plays Badawi, were non-professionals who had never acted in a film before. Omari, a Palestinian from Kafr 'Aqab, was discovered accidentally during a location scout. Halevi was discovered just weeks before filming began; he was an aspiring singer who had just finished appearing on the first season of Israeli singing competition show "The Voice" Israel, where he had reached the final four. Mar'i, who was not even 17 at the time of the shoot, was discovered after hundreds of teenagers were auditioned. Many of the extras and bit players (both Israelis and Palestinians) were reenacting in the film scenes they experienced in their own lives. See more »

Goofs

The last scene, when he smashed the Israeli officer's head with a rock, we can see that there is no blood spatters on it, however on the next shot, while he is sitting apart we can see the blood marks. See more »

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Referenced in A Wonderful Country: Episode #11.8 (2014) See more »

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BYOP (Bring Your Own Politics)
5 October 2013 | by NozzSee all my reviews

There are no political discussions in BETHLEHEM, no messages about who has rights to the land or which nation has a case of self-defense against whom or how coexistence can be achieved. What's given is a situation in which the Arab streets are violently factionalized at least three ways, with little to distinguish among the factions-- except that Hamas does have the banner of religion, and the recognized political establishment does have the material comforts and connections. The main Israeli character is a runner of spies who is repeatedly warned that he's taking a dangerous gamble; the tension on his side is whether his methods will work for him or not. The tension for the main Arab character, a young spy working for Israel, is whether he can keep his head above water when it's one Arab faction against another and all of them against collaborators like him. The situation is laid out well and comprehensibly, and the tension mounts believably all the way through.


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