Israel in Exile


Time Out says

Not a Middle East meditation, but a paean to those children who abandon their homes and find themselves lost among steel faces and false promises. Brooding boxer Israel Mendoza (Von) coulda been a contender. Instead he languishes in a Chicago rooming house, a long way from his Mexican mama. Writer/director Ramirez spins a tale of magic realism, involving religious rituals and symbolic showdowns, although Israel's fight loses momentum midway. In its most affecting moments, this makes the Windy City seem like a really heart-rending place.

By: AHa


Release details

87 mins

Cast and crew

Juan Ramirez
Juan Ramirez
Eduardo Von
Lynne Dumond
Bettina Rousos
Tony Ramirez
Gustavo Mellado
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