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Director  Eyal Halfon
Country  Israel
6.2/10 IMDb

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Language  Hebrew
Circus Palestine movie poster
Release date  26 November 1998

Circus Palestine (Hebrew: קרקס פלשתינה‎‎, translit. Kirkas Palestina) is a 1998 Israeli political satire film directed by Eyal Halfon, which was nominated for seven Israeli Film Academy Awards, winning five. The film was selected as the Israeli entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

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Plot

A Russian circus arrives on the West Bank during the intifada. The war rages, the circus acts perform and a lion escapes in the middle of the night. An Israeli officer falls in love with the lion tamer and helps her search for it. They encounter the absurdities of life living under a military occupation.Though an unlikely plot, it was based on a true story.

Cast

  • Yoram Hattab as Shimshon Bleiberg
  • Jenya Dodina as Marianna Stasenko
  • Amos Lavi as Colonel Oz
  • Vladimir Friedman as Circus Boss
  • Bassam Zo'amat as Ibrahim
  • Rinan Haim as Lugassi
  • Reception

    Won 5 awards from the Israeli Film Academy Awards:

  • Best Actor - Yoram Hattab
  • Best Actor - Amos Lavi
  • Best Film
  • Best Music - Shlomo Gronich
  • Best Screenplay - Eyal Halfon
  • References

    Circus Palestine Wikipedia
    Circus Palestine IMDb Circus Palestine themoviedb.org


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