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Tel Aviv on Fire

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  • 3 of 5 stars
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    If you know enough about the conflict, you will understand mostly what co-writer and director Sameh Zoabi is trying to accomplish. But to the ordinary moviegoer, this may go above and beyond their understanding of the two sides and the humor that encapsulates it.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Charming but raises, subtlely and with humor, many questions about co-existence in the Middle East.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    I am truly baffled with movies distributors in our nation; they seem to limit the distribution of international movies to their likings and not actually to how well is the movie!!!! ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY MUST SEE...Outrageously out of the box; unique and very entertaining.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Tel Aviv on Fire is a superb film. I think that it has taught me more about the fraught Israeli/Palestinian nightmare than anything else that I have read or come into contact with. The acting is superb (and how about the dreamboat Israeli commander Yehuda!!!, the dialogue is sharp & pointed, and the message resonates deeply. Or as the main character (can we call him a hero?) says: 'Is there something between surrender & bombs?' //. The writers & directors are to be deeply commended for allowing our hearts to be moved, using humor & 'real life' to enter into a political morass.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    No, it's not a headline. It's a very funny Israeli/Palestinian comedy about a soap opera in the holy land. My review: https://bayflicks.net/2019/08/07/soap-opera-in-the-holy-land-with-tel-aviv-on-fire/?fbclid=IwAR2bOXIRLRjOTQK-F9epK3xwVa2rs86w-t6biHxrNu-zxu4gHN7aOKfjJNc
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    "Tel Aviv on Fire" is an instant classic. I didn't think a comedy that revolves around the Israeli/Palestinian conflict was possible but Sameh Zoabi pulled it off. That is not to say that the movie downplays the suffering and struggles of everyday life there, it is clear as day on the screen. But even the darkest of situations requires a sense of humor and perhaps humor can be the first step towards peace.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Brilliant, hilarious, and original.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    amazing film that's really cleverly made. presents a compelling case for humanity and greater empathy while offering a glimpse into what could be without being naive to the current realities.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    A great movie that is brilliantly funny, witty & very clever. A movie that makes you laugh about the absurd reality in #Palestine / #Israel.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Witty, at time funny, well acted and brings a very human feeling to the conflict in Israel.