• Junction 48

    Directed by Udi Aloni
    Israel/Germany/U.S. | 96 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Junction 48

    Directed by Udi Aloni
    Israel/Germany/U.S. | 96 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Junction 48

    Directed by Udi Aloni
    Israel/Germany/U.S. | 96 minutes | World Cinema Now

Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar stars as a fictionalized version of himself, dreaming of cross-over success in Israel in this vibrant musical drama. A trenchant, humanist take on an intransigent situation. Winner: Panorama Audience Award, Berlin; Best International Film, Tribeca.

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film synopsis

Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar makes a successful transition to the big screen as the co-writer and star of Israeli-American activist/filmmaker Udi Aloni's timely and vibrant musical tale.

Nafar plays Kareem, a Palestinian would-be rapper in the Israeli city of Lod (near Tel Aviv) whose eloquent raps take issue with the slights and difficulties he and his fellow Palestinians suffer daily in the mixed Jewish-Arab city. His steps towards becoming the first Arab-Israeli rap star are interspersed with sharp commentary on the Israeli-Palestinian situation as Aloni fashions a genuinely humanist take on the struggles faced by those who want to be creative in such a difficult world. The screenplay is credited to Nafar and Oren Moverman (Time Out of Mind; Love and Mercy; The Messenger).

"A sweet, polished, deceptively sunny portrait of Palestinian life in contemporary Israel. The attractive young cast and bright color palette make it easy on the eye. Unsurprisingly, the musical elements are also strong, with exquisitely sensual Arab folk songs woven around Nafar's witty rapid-fire raps in Arabic, Hebrew and English..." Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

Winner: Panorama Audience Award, Berlin; Best International Narrative Feature Award, Tribeca 

film details

Country: Israel/Germany/U.S.
Year: 2016
Running Time: 96 minutes
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Udi Aloni
Producers: Udi Aloni, Stefan Arndt, Lawrence Inglee, David Silber
Principal Cast: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, Saeed Dassuki, Adeeb Safadi
Cinematographers: Amnon Zalait
Editor: Jay Rabinowitz, Isaac Sehayek
Music: Tamer Nafar, Itamar Ziegler
Screenwriter: Oren Moverman, Tamer Nafar
Website: junction48.com

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