For My Father

For My Father

For My Father

  Always the trouble with the technology: When) the young Palestinians Tarek (Shredi Jabarin middle of the bustling Caramel Market in Tel Aviv to blow up will, denied to the switch, which is to bring the bomb strapped to his body detonated. In his search for a replacement of the suicide bomber gets through enemy territory to the electronics retailer Katz (Shlomo Vishinski), to appoint a different component. Since the Sabbath is, however, must now get round Tarek two days before he can make himself again on his deadly mission. In order not to attract attention in Tel Aviv, dives under Tarek at the unsuspecting cat and begins to repair its ailing roof. The delay brings unexpected consequences: During his stay among the enemies of the Palestinians began his mortal enemies with new eyes to see – what the young kiosk owner Keren (Hili Yalon) is to blame, who falls in love with Tarek. But Tarek has a mission to fulfill: it must restore the honor of his father, who is accused in the West Bank, incorrectly described as a collaborator. Only when Tarek died a martyr’s death, his family will escape the ban. As Tarek will you choose?

Is, unfortunately, again, an interesting and highly topical basic idea behind this film is based: What if the two sides recognized in the Middle East (an) to believe that their enemies as human, as vulnerable and drawn from life and just as adorable as they themselves would be? If this were not an approach to stop the senseless bloodshed on both sides? The answer given by all for my father, but is ultimately disappointing, because ultimately no one can escape the social pressure. But the hope and the subtle humor amid all the misery can at least dream that one day something like a peaceful coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians might be possible.

As Eran Riklis’ Lemon Tree, it also suffers Everything For my father, sometimes a little of his good intentions and noble motives, is often too much parabola and utopia, to be able to persuade completely: So are very many dramatic twists needed to explain why not by Tarek Abed and his two companions Salim by firing switches is blown into the air. Who knows the ruthlessness of the perpetrators of such attacks, the search should not entirely convincing explanation. Likewise, the many different social constructs contribute facets and personifications, which is lined up the film like a string of pearls and conjugated presented – from the ultra-Orthodox victims of the Holocaust to the Palestinian ideas of honor and vengeance is hardly a stereotype that is not would have at least been touched on briefly, in order to offer complete and balanced picture to draw. Nevertheless, offering everything for my dad like Paradise Now, a diverse and deeply human look at the inside of a conflict which the people of Israel and Palestine can not be for decades to come to rest. And if the movies were shot in recent years on the Middle East conflict that takes as an indicator of the mood among the population, then peace is at least in the minds within reach.

As amazing as the film is also the career in 1959, born director Dror Zahavi. In the eighties, even before the German reunification, he studied directing at the Film School Konrad Wolf in Potsdam. His graduation film, Alexander Penn – I want to be nominated in all (1988) was for the Student Oscar. After the turn Zahavi turned several TV movies, including some effects of the crime series Duplicate) Purpose (#. It was followed by other TV films, such as The kiss my sister (2000), The Salsa Princess (2000), at the end of the tunnel (2002), mother the palm (2004), and finally the big event films The Berlin Airlift (2005), for which he received the Golden Camera and The mysterious treasure of Troy (2007), which for The Bambi was nominated. Only with this film Zahavi returns to his native Israel and turns for the first time in a long time for the big cinema screen. And the next project – again, again in close connection with Germany – is soon to be completed: This is the film version of Marcel Reich-Ranicki’s life for a television channel.
(Joachim Kurz)

Title: For My Father Original Title: Sof Shavua B’Tel Aviv Country of production: , Germany, Israel Year of production: 2008 ( #) Length: 96 (Min) of material: Kinowelt ISBN: 4006680047966

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