Haifa (1996)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - France, Germany, Netherlands, Palestine  |  
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Set in Palestine just before the signing of the peace accord between PLO leader Arafat and Israel's prime minister Rabin, this drama chronicles the ways in which the formal agreement affects the lives of Palestinians living in a tiny, unnamed village on the Gaza Strip. Main characters include the always upbeat former policeman Abu Said, currently a cotton candy vendor and his two cynical sons Siad, who had just been arrested by Israelis for no real reason, and the unemployed Said. Oum Said is the mother and she wants her boys to live peacefully and begin raising families and stop this nonsense about politics. Meanwhile beautiful young woman Sabah dreams of her future. Finally there is the town eccentric, Haifa who wanders about.



oppression, police, slice-of-life, vendor