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The Time That Remains (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, History | 12 August 2009 (France)
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An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.

Director:

Elia Suleiman

Writer:

Elia Suleiman
5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Menashe Noy ... Taxi Driver
Elia Suleiman ... ES
Baher Agbariya Baher Agbariya ... Iraqi soldier
Saleh Bakri ... Fuad
Amer Hlehel Amer Hlehel ... Anis
Alex Bakri Alex Bakri ... Poet Who Shoots Himself
George Khleifi George Khleifi ... Mayor
Razi Shawahdi Razi Shawahdi ... Man with Mayor in Car
Nathan Ravitz ... Haganah General (as Nathan Ravitch)
Alon Leshem ... Haganah Commander
Gideon Levy Gideon Levy ... Haganah Officer
Adi Krispin Adi Krispin ... Haganah Photographer
Oded Pines Oded Pines ... Haganah Officer
Mundir Hakim Mundir Hakim ... Fuad's Father
Pini Klavir Pini Klavir ... Haganah Officer
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Storyline

An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Le Pacte [France]

Country:

UK | Italy | Belgium | France | Palestine | Israel

Language:

Arabic | Hebrew | English

Release Date:

12 August 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Time That Remains See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,453, 9 January 2011

Gross USA:

$32,869

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,037,505
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The position of the chairs around the table in the house where Fuad takes the wounded man changes depending upon which direction the shot is from. See more »

Connections

Features Spartacus (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Stayin' Alive (Alberkam Remix)
(Barry Gibb / Robin Gibb/ Maurice Gibb)
Performed by VAS
Vocals: Yasmine Hamdan
Produced by Mirwais Ahmadzaï
Additional production by Alberkam
© 1977 Crompton songs LLC (NS) and Gibb Brothers Music (BMI)
Represented by BMG Publishing Int. Ltd
(P) 2008 Productions 50150 - La Chose
Courtesy of Universal Music Vision and Warner Chappell Music France
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Palestine's Flying Circus
6 July 2012 | by p-stepienSee all my reviews

A quick history of Absurdistan, the country now known as Israel or Palestine (depending on which part of the wall you end up on). A personalised account starting from the Jewish take over of Palestine in 1948 and leading up to current day Israel. The movie however is less about the big picture, Palestinian-Israeli relations, but more about the very personal story of Elia Suleiman, his father - a resistance fighter - and mother.

The backdrop of history is used with great consequence, as Suleiman drives his tale through varying levels of absurdity and yet manages to deliver an emotionally gripping tale. Scenes of profound sadness, like the death of Elia's father, are preceded by short, but realistic, sketches of the ludicrous and nonsensical, like a tank following a man taking out the trash. However Suleiman delivers it with such class, that he never once dances with being a pastiche and remains a poignant, artistic picture throughout. Instead of making a dramatised account full of grief and sadness, Suleiman does the unthinkable with a devastating effect: laughs it all out.

Elia Suleiman is increasingly proving himself to be not only the most important Palestinian director, but also the best Israeli one as well. Talk about being absurd...


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