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Almost Peaceful

Set during the largely unexplored period immediately following World War II, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors.

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Axe of Wandsbek, The: DEFA Collection

The Nazis need a hangman to put a group of political prisoners to death, and the town butcher agrees to do the deed. Adapted from the novel by German-Jewish author Arnold Zweig, this classic was directed by a former anti-Nazi resistance fighter.

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Cup Final

A Film by Eran Riklis. When an Israeli soldier is captured by a band of PLO fighters en route to Beirut, a passion for soccer leads to a tale of shared humanity.

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Dad on the Run

A Film by Dante Desarthe. Fueled by klezmer and set in the Paris night world, Dad On The Run is an intelligent & hilarious screwball comedy involving Bar Mitzvahs, frozen fish and a misplaced foreskin.

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Eyes Wide Open

Aaron is a dedicated husband and father in Jerusalem’s ultra-orthodox community. But when he meets Ezri, a handsome student, he soon falls in love with him, until guilt, torment and community pressure lead him to make a radical decision.

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Farewell Party, The

The Farewell Party tackles an extremely sensitive issue in a humorous way. Yehezkel and Levana live contented lives inside a Jerusalem retirement home. When their friend Max falls prey to an irreversible illness, he asks Yehezkel to help end his suffering.

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German Doctor, The

Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor meets an Argentinean family who welcomes him into their home and entrusts their daughter to his care, not knowing that they are harboring Josef Mengele, one of WWII's most heinous Nazi war criminals.

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Go For Zucker

Dani Levy's controversial and hilarious contemporary farce about pool shark and all-around hustler Jaeckie Zucker is the first German-Jewish comedy to come out of Germany since World War II.

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Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg

The story of Swedish businessman Raoul Wallenberg (Stellan Skarsgard), who helped Jews in Budapest, Hungary, in 1944 obtain Swedish passports to get them out of Adolph Eichmann's deadly path.

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Grand Role, The

Thinking he has been cast in a Yiddish version of The Merchant of Venice, struggling Parisian actor Maurice tells his beloved wife Perla. But when the part goes to an American star, Maurice must play the role of his life to be sure Perla doesn’t find out.

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Hamsun

In this epic story of love and treason, Max von Sydow (The Exorcist, Minority Report, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Seventh Seal) gives a towering performance as Knut Hamsun, Norway’s controversial Nobel Laureate who embraced Hitler.

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Lost Islands

The biggest box office success in Israel in 2008, this autobiographical drama features an all-star Israeli cast and provides an entertaining yet incisive look at loyalty and betrayal, and the power of love versus the bonds of family.

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Mountain

Zvia lives with her family on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives. She goes for walks, trying to escape the endless house work. One night, she is exposed to an unsettling sexual scene and starts exploring this new realm of the mountain.

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My Fuhrer

The bastard love child of Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator and Mel Brooks’ The Producers , My Führer is a wildly provocative and laugh-out-loud satire about Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich.

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Yana's Friends

A Film by Arik Kaplun. "Sweet, sexy and unexpectedly enchanting, Yana's Friends is the feel-good comedy that could...an intimate delight molded from heart and humanity." - Seattle Post-Intelligencer