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Close to Home

Movie information

In a divided city, friendship is the last line of defense.
Released on:
February 14, 2007 (Wed)  (limited)

Distributors:
IFC First Take

Status: Released

This film is Also Known As:
"Karov La Bayit"

Cast:
Neama Shendar, Smadar Sayar

Director: Vardit Bilu, Dalia Hagar

Screenwriter: Vardit Bilu, Dalia Hagar

Genre: Drama, War
About the film:
Rebellious and outgoing Smadar can't stand types like Mirit. Mirit, introverted and frightened, keeps away from the likes of Smadar. But the two are thrown together as they are assigned to a patrol in Jerusalem as part of their compulsory military service. Their job is to stop Palestinian passersby, to ask for their identity cards, and to write down their details on special forms. You don't move from this place, don't sit down, don't smoke, don't eat, don't talk on your cell phones, says their commander, leaving them alone on the street with their patrol forms. What will they do now? This is the story of two 18-year-old girls who are busy with their own worlds--falling in love, break-ups, and the volatile relationship between the two--in an attempt to ignore the political reality in a city that slowly makes its way into their lives. As women, this film is our own way of soul searching, about our army service and the occupation.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $5,630 (2 theaters) | Domestic Total: $20,931
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com


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