West Bank Story (2005)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Message Movie, Musical Comedy, Satire  |   Run Time - 21 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Ari Sandel's allegorical musical comedy short West Bank Story observes the forbidden romance that blossoms between Israeli soldier David and Palestinian fast food cashier Fatima, who meet and fall for one another, despite the intense rivalry between their parents' competing falafel stands on the tumultuous West Bank. Conflict builds when the pastry machine owned by The Kosher King accidentally edges over onto land owned by The Hummus Hut. This prompts the Palestinians to destroy the machine, and the Israelis retaliate by building a wall between the two properties. In the end, however, love prevails, and the obliteration of both restaurants induces the two families to establish a truce and lay the foundation for future harmony.

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animosity, cashier, competition, family-disapproval, fast-food, Israeli [nationality], Middle-East, Palestinian [nationality], soldier, truce