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Michel Khleifi

Noce en Galilee (Wedding in Galilee)

Edition 1987
113' - 1987 - Drama - Dialogue: Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew
Director: Michel Khleifi Composer: Jean-Marie Sénia With: Ali Mohammed Akili, Nazih Akly, Mabram Khouri, Anna Achdian
A Palestinian seeks Israeli permission to waive curfew to give his son a fine wedding. The military governor's condition is that he and his officers attend. The groom berates his father for agreeing. Women ritually prepare the bride; men prepare the groom. Guests gather. The Arab youths plot violence. One Israeli officer swoons in the heat and Arab women take her into the cool house. A thoroughbred gets loose and runs to a mined field; soldiers and Arabs must cooperate to rescue it. As darkness falls, tensions between army and villagers rise, and the groom's wedding-night anger and impotence threaten family dignity and honor. Can cool heads prevail?

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Michel Khleifi


Jean-Marie Sénia


Ali Mohammed Akili, Nazih Akly, Mabram Khouri, Anna Achdian


Michel Khleifi

Director of Photography

Walter van den Ende


Marie Castro Vazquez

More information


Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew

Countries of production

Belgium, France, Palestine



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