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Arab Labor: The Complete First Season
Arab Labor The Complete First Season
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2009     5hr 0min

ARAB LABOR is a raucous and irreverent critically acclaimed comedy series from Israel about Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity. His personal quest for status and success as a jour...  more »


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Creator: Clara Khoury
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy
Studio: Alive Mind
Format: DVD - Color - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/14/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 5hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Hebrew, Arabic
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

"Good Times" or "The Jeffersons" for Israel
M. H. Fayad | Missouri | 07/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This product is mostly in Hebrew, but is subtitled in English. I was lucky to get an early release copy. This is the Israeli version of "The Jeffersons" or "Good Times". It is groundbreaking as it is a series about a family of Palestinian-Israelis. A view of Israeli and Palestinian-Israeli life from the view of an Arab-Israeli. He is a normal father, husband and son who is trying to fit in to a dual society. He isn't a confrontational person nor is he controversial, he is just trying to make it through the day and have a normal life. Not only is this a great glimpse into lives that most Americans and even most Israelis will never see, but it is FUNNY. It is life, whether it is trying to find a good kindergarten for his daughter or dealing with parents or in-laws."
Loved It
Kathy Lundberg | Port Orchard, WA | 07/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I caught this series when a marathon of it aired on LINK TV. The characters are all great and each episode is genuinely funny. It is the story of an Arab family living in Israel. Controversial subjects like rascism and religion are somehow handled with humor and humanity. I Highly recommend watching."
Arab Labor
David Stewart | ATL | 08/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Cutting social commentary done in a humorous way. Should be required viewing for all potential suicide bombers and ultra orthodox settlers."
No Hugs, No Lessons Learned
L. Dean Webb | Dallas, TX United States | 08/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Seinfeld" was supposed to be a show about nothing - no hugs at the end, no lessons learned - just straight up human frailties. "Arab Labor" borrows that aspect of "Seinfeld" and marries it to "All in the Family" and then ships the whole thing over to Israel. It works completely.

When I say "Arab Labor" on LinkTV, I fell out of my chair laughing. I have been waiting for season one and now I shall have it! This is, far and away, one of the greatest sitcoms ever made. It's irreverent, yet playful. True, you need to know some history here and there to get some of the jokes, but it's very accessible comedy - if you don't mind reading along. I'll admit my Hebrew and Arabic aren't up to snuff, but the jokes do translate well enough for me to fall in love with them.

If you have no sense of humor, don't buy this. If you love it when sacred cows become hamburger, then this product is both kosher and halal."