DANCING ARABS

By Eran RIKLIS

RIVA FILMPRODUKTION GMBH - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2014


Festivals
& Awards

FF Jerusalem 2014
premiere
IFF Locarno 2014
Hofer Filmtage 2014
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, FRANCE, ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, HEBREW
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Eran RIKLIS
    • Writer(s)
    • Sayed KASHUA
    • Producer(s)
    • Michael ECKELT (RIVA FILMPRODUKTION GMBH), Bettina BROKEMPER (HEIMATFILM GMBH CO KG), Antoine DE CLERMONT-TONNERRE (MACT PRODUCTIONS), Avraham PICHI (UCM FILMS (UNITED CHANNELS MOVIES)), Chilik MICHAELI (UCM FILMS (UNITED CHANNELS MOVIES)), Tami LEON (UCM FILMS (UNITED CHANNELS MOVIES))
    • Synopsis
    • 1987: The first Intifada. 1991: The Gulf War.

      Two major events in the Middle East, two major stations in the life of young Sayed, a boy who grows up in an Arab town within Israel, surrounded by a loving family which is also a bit crazy and quite funny. A father who is a Communist and a terrorist, a mother who hugs but also disciplines him, a charming grandmother full of secrets who knows everything about everything, a mysterious riddle that Sayed solves, friends from the town and guests from Tel Aviv and above all – a funny story about the search for identity, a search that changes dramatically when Sayed finds himself in a boarding school in Jerusalem where he finds love, compassion, where he finds who he really is but changes identity to start a new life – no longer an Arab, no longer a Dancing Arab.
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