Yellow Asphalt (2000)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Social Problem Film, Psychological Drama, Feminist Film  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - Israel   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Director Danny Verete's Yellow Asphalt is an anthology of three unrelated stories -- Black Spot, Here is Not There, and Red Roots, respectively. Though the characters and situations in each film are remarkably different (one chronicles the aftermath of a hit-and-run, another concerns an unhappy marriage within a tribal community, and the last follows a woman in a blatantly abusive relationship), the central plots always revolve around the clash of modern Israeli life with ancient nomadic traditions. Yellow Asphalt, unique for its sympathy toward the oppression of Middle Eastern women, took seven years to make, and features Zevik Raz, Moshe Ivgi, Tatjana Blacher, Abed Zuabi, and Motti Katz.



Bedouin, culture-clash, forbidden-love, hit-and-run, housekeeper, Israeli [nationality], oppression, spouse-abuse