Get us in your inbox

Israel in Exile

  • Film
Advertising

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.
Written by AHa

Release Details

  • Duration:87 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Juan Ramirez
  • Screenwriter:Juan Ramirez
  • Cast:
    • Eduardo Von
    • Lynne Dumond
    • Bettina Rousos
    • Tony Ramirez
    • Gustavo Mellado
Advertising
You may also like