Tuesday, 5 October 2010


Night. Paris. 2 Strangers: when mutual fear unites a Jew and an Arab

  • Tuesday, 5 October 2010
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  • "Strangers", is a triology on the Middle East conflict directed by the Israeli Erez Tadmor and Guy Nattiv. The triology consists of three short films that tell a tale: when mutual fear and hatred are overcome by unexpected emotions.

    The first of the three short films, a 2003/2004 production tells the compelling tale of two young men, one Arab and one Jewish who are motivated by fear to overcome their racial prejudice and hatred when suddenly confronted with a menacing gang of skinheads. Won Best Short at Sundance Film Festival 2004.

    Un Juif et un Arabe dans le métro
    from Strangers (2003)

    The second "Strangers", 2007, tells another compelling story - one of love, hatred, confusion and sex between Eyal and Rana. Eyal, an Israeli from a kibbutz, and Rana a Palestinian-Parisian meet accidental ly in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals. Forced to share an apartment and sharing intense times togehter, the relationship between the two quickly develops into love as the World Cup draws to a close. But things get complicated as the Israel-Lebanon war breaks the calmity in July 2006.

    A synopsis of the short film can be found on imDB.

    Strangers (2007), trailer

    You can find trailers and snapshots from Erez Tadmor and Guy Nattiv's collaborative triology regarding the Middle East conflict as well as Erez Tadmor's "It's a matter of Size" on Tadmor's website.

    ** Thanks to Farfahinne and the debate her posting on Facebook trigerred.

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