Time Out says

This shows that art can sometimes do what no amount of political commentary and reporting can accomplish: provide the understanding that comes from knowing people, rather than knowing about them. In a small farming village in Northern Israel in 1982, suspicions arise that the central government intends to expropriate the local Arab lands. The consequent bitterness and hostility destroy old Arab-Jewish friendships and loyalties. The film is particularly good at conveying the texture of Israel: the look and character of a country that combines Third World and Western ways. There are weaknesses - some clumsy exposition and a too obvious Lawrentian sexuality - but they do not seriously diminish the film's pleasures, nor its importance.


Release details

88 mins

Cast and crew

Daniel Wachsman
Jacob Lifshin, Daniel Wachsman, Danny Verete
Shlomo Tarshish
Ruth Geler
Hemda Levy
Shawaf Yassin
Daou Selim