The Flying Camel (1994)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Israel  |  
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A Jewish professor, an Arab trash collector and a novice Catholic nun find themselves together in a junk yard in this amusing film, which provides an upbeat message as it explores ethnocentrism and religious conflict in Israel. Professor Bauman, a historian, is interested in the furniture and architecture of Bauhaus. He lives in a run-down house in a junkyard. Phares, a garbage man from Palestine, believes Bauman's property is rightfully his because it is the former location of his father's orange grove. Much to Bauman's consternation, Phares refuses to leave his shack. When Sister Gina arrives, the two are so taken by her sexiness, they forget their fighting. Together the threesome decide to rebuild a statue of a flying camel that was the symbol of Tel Aviv's renewal at the 1934 Eastern Fair.



junkyard, Arab, camel, ethnocentrism, friendship, Israel, Jewish, nun, Palestine, professor, religious-conflict, sanitation-engineer (garbageman)