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(AL-HOB WA AL-SARIQA WA MASHAKEL UKHRA)
2015, Muayad Alayan, Palestine, 90 min.
With Sami Metwasi, Maya Abu Alhayyat
The adventures of a bumbling car thief and deadbeat dad are doomed by the fateful collision of petty crime and politics in this droll, jazzy take on one man’s flawed scheme to exit the Occupied Territories. Occasional construction worker Mousa, perennial loser in life, love and larceny, steals a car, only to discover a bound and gagged Israeli soldier in the trunk. With the care and feeding of a hostage on his hands, hotly pursued by gangsters and authorities alike, and with the car such a known entity that no chop shop will touch it, Mousa seeks solace in the arms of his married illicit lover, only to encounter a new and potentially deadly pitfall.
*This film has sexual content. Viewer discretion is advised.
Preceded by PINK BULLET (2014, Ramzi Hazboun, Palestine, 11 min); Ali wakes up rattled by the construction noise coming from outside, and the disturbing dream he just had. Little did he know that his day would be as unsettling as the way it started. Both in Arabic with English subtitlesDCP digital. (BS)