Ajami

A FILM BY Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani

Critics Pick. You emerge from Amaji moved...grateful for the heart, craft and intelligence the movie has shown.
-A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES
Deserves comparisons to multidimensional dramas such as City of God and Amores Perros.
-Joe Williams, ST. Louis PostDispatch
Grade A. Emotionally mesmerizing.
-Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

Synopsis

Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, Ajami unfolds as a piercing, raw and powerful crime drama set against the volatile backdrop of Israel's Ajami neighbourhood, a cultural melting pot riddled with conflict between Jews, Muslims and Christians. Spread across five harrowing chapters, the film weaves together the experiences of a cross-section of the city's inhabitants, exploring the tragic consequences of enemies living as neighbours as it races toward its heart-stopping conclusion.

Theatrical Release Date

Thursday, May 20, 2010
Original Languages: Hebrew / Arabic
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 120 min.
Year: 2010

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani

PHOTOS

Left to Right: Hadir (Ranin Carim), Omar (Shahir Kabaha). Copyright: Inosan Productions/ Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion
Left to Right: Directors Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani. Copyright: Inosan Productions/ Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion
Dando (Eran Naim). Copyright: Inosan Productions/ Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion
Copyright: Inosan Productions/ Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion
Left to Right: Omar (Shahir Kabaha), Ilham (Nisrin Rihan). Copyright: Inosan Productions/ Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion
Nasri (Fouad Habash). Copyright: Inosan Productions/ Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion
Left to Right: Malek (Ibrahim Frege), Omar (Shahir Kabaha). Copyright: Inosan Productions/ Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion
Copyright: Inosan Productions/ Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion
Copyright: Inosan Productions/ Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion
Copyright: Inosan Productions/ Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion
Left to Right:Omar (Shahir Kabaha), Nasri (Fouad Habash), Dando (Eran Naim). Copyright: Inosan Productions/ Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion
Left to Right: Hadir (Ranin Carim), Omar (Shahir Kabaha). Copyright: Inosan Productions/ Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion
Binj (Director Scandar Copti). Copyright: Inosan Productions/ Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion
Copyright: Inosan Productions/ Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion
Left to Right: Angel (Salom Simantov), Salem (Tony Copti). Copyright: Inosan Productions/ Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion
Left to Right: Nasri (Fouad Habash), Omar (Shahir Kabaha). Copyright: Inosan Productions/ Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion