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Junction 48
Archived: Junction 48 (2016)

director: Udi Aloni

With: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, a.o.

duration: 95 minutes
Explore Zone , Action, Crime

Sound and Vision

Junction 48 is the love story of two young Palestinian hip-hop artists who use their music to fight against both the external oppression of Israeli society and the internal repression of their own crime-ridden, conservative community. It depicts a new generation of young Arabs who seek normality through their love and music - and against all odds.

Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar plays a version of himself in an upbeat musical drama that he co-wrote. "Unsurprisingly, the musical elements are strong, with exquisitely sensual Arab folk songs woven around Nafar's witty rapid-fire raps." (The Hollywood Reporter)


director: Udi Aloni
producer: Stefan Arndt
screenplay: Oren Moverman, Tamer Nafar
Editor: Jay Rabinowitz, Isaac Sehayek
Cinematography: Amnon Zlayet

production company: Metro Communications

More info

dialogue: Arabic, Hebrew
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Israel - Germany - United States of America
year: 2016

Official site


UDI ALONI: Local Angel (2002), Innocent Criminals (2003, short), Forgiveness (2006), Kashmir: Journey to Freedom (2009), Art/Violence (2013), Junction 48 (2016).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35


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