Junction 48

Junction 48

Israel / Deutschland / USA 2015/2016, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Lod is a poor town a few kilometres east of Tel Aviv where Arabs and Jews live side by side. Kareem, a young Palestinian musician, spends his days wandering aimlessly between casual office jobs and hanging out with his drug dealing mates. When a car accident kills his father and confines his mother to a wheelchair he finds refuge in the world of hip hop. At a concert his girlfriend Manar's lyrics incite an attack from racist Jewish rappers and, in his neighbourhood, the government threatens to pull down a friend's house. Kareem and Manar decide to use their songs to fight against the oppression of Israeli society as well as the violence that exists within their own conservative community for, dominated by a patriarchal sense of honour, this is a community that poses a threat to their bid for an independant life.

The lead role is played by Tamer Nafar, the charismatic frontman of DAM, the first Palestinian rap band. He and Israeli director Udi Adoni have joined forces to transform his personal experiences into the voice of a new generation of young Arabs. This is a voice that is full of energetic hope for equal rights and a peaceful coexistence.

Source: 66. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Udi Aloni
Screenplay:Oren Moverman, Tamer Nafar
Director of photography:Amnon Zalait
Production design:Salim Sh'hade
Make-up artist:Dorit Cohen
Costume design:Dany Bar Shay
Editing:Isaac Sehayek, Jay Rabinowitz
Sound design:Gil Toren
Music:Itamar Ziegler, Tamer Nafar
  
Cast: 
Tamer NafarKareem
Samar QuptyManar
Salwa NakkaraKareems Mutter
Saeed DassukiTalal
Adeeb SafadiYousef
Tarek CoptiTalals Vater Abu Abdallah
Sameh ZakoutAmir
Ayed FadelHussam
Hisham SulimanSheikh
Maryam Abu KhaledMaryam
Michael MoshonovRPG
Maysa Abed AlhadiTalals Familienanwalt
Byan AnteerKareems Vater
Elan Babylon67 Carat
  
Production company:Metro Communications (Tel Aviv), X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Berlin), Blackbird (New York), Dig the Movie (New York)
in co-production with:Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)/Arte (München)
Producer:David Silber, Stefan Arndt, Lawrence Inglee, Udi Aloni
Co-Producer:Yasmin Zaher, Suhel Nafar, Ben Korman, Katie Heidy
Producer (TV):Hubert von Spreti (BR / Arte), Monika Lobkowicz (BR / Arte)
Executive producer:Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, Gideon Tadmor, Eyal Rimmon, Michael Mailis, Susan Wrubel, James Schamus, Oren Moverman
Unit production manager:Micky Rabinovitz
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam)
Length:97 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.11.2016, 163901, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 13.02.2016, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 19.01.2017

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Junction 48
Weiterer Titel The Last Verse

Versions

Original

Length:97 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.11.2016, 163901, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 13.02.2016, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 19.01.2017
 

Awards

Berlinale 2016
Panorama Publikums-Preis
 

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