Lemon Tree (2008)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Release Date - Apr 17, 2009 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - France, Germany, Israel  |  
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Widow and empty nester Salma Zidane lives on the Palestinian West Bank, in a little house flanked by lemon trees planted by her great grand parents. Unfortunately, when the Israeli minister of defense builds a house adjacent to her own, her lemon trees are deemed a security risk. Salma hires a lawyer to prevent the powerful man from having her ancestral trees removed, but the odds are stacked against her, and to make matters worse, she begins to fall in love with her lawyer. Things seem bleak, but it looks like hope could shine in from an unexpected source, when the minister's neglected wife develops sympathy for Salma's plight.

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Israeli [nationality], neighbor, Palestinian [nationality], tree, widow/widower, wife