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Close to Home
Close to Home
Actors: Smadar Sayar, Naama Schendar, Danny Geva, Katia Zinbris, Ami Weinberg
Directors: Dalia Hager, Vardit Bilu
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
NR     2007     1hr 38min

(Drama) Two young, different female soldiers patrol the anxious streets of Jerusalem, questioning Palestinians and looking for suicide bombers. The rebellious one finds the army demeaning; the controlled one is obedient. ...  more »

     
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Actors: Smadar Sayar, Naama Schendar, Danny Geva, Katia Zinbris, Ami Weinberg
Directors: Dalia Hager, Vardit Bilu
Creators: Yaron Scharf, Dalia Hager, Vardit Bilu, Joel Alexis, Itai Tamir, Marek Rozenbaum
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Ifc
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/19/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Hebrew
Subtitles: English

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Brandon J. from NEW YORK, NY
Reviewed on 11/7/2009...
Suffers from a lack of a standard ending, but numerous powerful scenes. Engrossing. Captures the angst of the modern Israeli/Palestinian dilemma.

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Ambitious, yet flawed
JR Mann | Winnetka, IL | 03/10/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Close to Home (Karov La Bayit) ends with an, assumedly, Arab man being pummeled to death by a crowd, over the objections of the two protagonists. We don't see the beating, as the filmmakers choose to not portray violence on screen. (An earlier bombing occurs off screen and we just see its relatively benign after effects.)

While Close to Home is about two women doing their obligatory duty in the Israeli Defense Force, the filmmakers appear to have two agendas, one a simple coming of age theme and the second, women caught up in a ridiculously male-oriented organization.

Viewers of any gender will alternately identify and reject both lead characters and their peculairities. In that, is the strength of the movie as the filmmakers aren't afraid of making both leads human, even if it borders on stereotypes (the timid rule-follower and the brash rule-breaker.)

For exposure to a world and country that is seldom featured in movies, Close to Home is worth a look."