Initial DVD release April 28, 2009
Director Radu Mihaileanu
Music director Armand Amar
|Language Amharic / Hebrew / French|
Release date 30 March 2005
Writer Alain-Michel Blanc (collaborator on screenplay), Radu Mihaileanu
Cast Moshe Abebe (Schlomo (teenager)), Moshe Agazai (Schlomo (child)), Sirak M. Sabahat (Schlomo (adult)), Roni Hadar (Sara), Yaël Abecassis (Yaël), Roschdy Zem (Yoram Harrari)
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A Christian boy grows up among Jews in Israel and, as an adult, must confront his past.
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Live and Become (French: ) is a 2005 French film about an Ethiopian Christian boy who disguises himself as an Ethiopian Jew to escape famine and emigrates to Israel. It was directed by Romanian-born Radu Mihaileanu. It won awards at the Cannes, Berlin and Vancouver film festivals among others.
In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews and are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9-year-old boy.
Shlomo, an Ethiopian boy, is placed by his Christian mother with an Ethiopian Jewish woman whose child has died. This woman, who will become his adoptive mother, is about to be airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp to Israel during Operation Moses in 1984. His birth mother, who hopes for a better life for him, tells him Ã¢â‚¬Å“Go, live, and become,Ã¢â‚¬Â� as he leaves her to get on the bus. The film tells of his growing up in Israel and how he deals with the secrets he carries: not being Jewish and having left his birth mother.
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