PEACE AFTER MARRIAGE

By Ghazi ALBULIWI, Bandar ALBULIWI

PTOT FILMS - as PROD / FIN

Romance - Completed 2013

A sexually frustrated Palestinian-American man agrees to marry an Israeli woman in need of a Green Card, triggering a war at home with his parents.

Festivals
& Awards

Tribeca FF 2011
Tribeca Film Institute - WINNER // All Access Lab ''Creative Promise Award''
Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival 2013
Best Movie, Golden Antigone - Special Mention, Special Jury Award for Best Actor
Abu Dhabi FF 2013
Official Selection
Cinemed 2013
Competition - WINNER // Audience Award & Special Jury Award
Sao Paulo IFF 2013
Nominated, International Jury Award Best Feature Film
Nashville Film Festival 2014
Nominated, Best of Festival Award Narrative Feature, Nominated, Audience Choice Award Best Feature, Nominated, Best of Festival Award Best Actor in a Narrative Feature
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Romance, Jewish, Comedy
    • Countries
    • USA, FRANCE, TURKEY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ARABIC, HEBREW
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ghazi ALBULIWI, Bandar ALBULIWI
    • Writer(s)
    • Ghazi ALBULIWI
    • Producer(s)
    • Faruk OZERTEN, Philippe AKOKA, Bandar ALBULIWI, Alain PEYROLLAZ
    • Synopsis
    • ''...Arafat (Ghazi Albuliwi), 30, is a struggling actor living with his parents and suffering from a major case of sexual frustration. With no pickup technique to speak of, he’s stuck with porn and an overfamiliarity with his right hand. Dad (Hany Kamal) keeps proposing arranged marriages in New York and Palestine, but the candidates never get his sense of humor, and he ends up fleeing. Mom (Hiam Abbass) is sympathetic, but the father is the king of the house, and surely a nice Muslim girl would be the answer to everyone’s prayers.

      Hoping for relief from his porn obsession, Arafat joins a support group for sexual compulsives and is taken under wing by Kenny (Mark Lucaj), who offers advice on how to get laid. Not much is working until Kenny comes up with an idea: Since Arafat is American, why not marry a woman who needs a green card? Convinced the scheme will get him money and sex, Arafat agrees, even after learning that his bride-to-be, Michaela (Einat Tubi), is a prickly Israeli...''
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