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The Bubble Review


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The "bubble" in the title of The Bubble refers to the carefree world in which hip young Israelis who hate politics choose to live, disconnected from all the epic historical drama taking place all around them. Of course, a bubble will eventually burst, and that's what happens here. The world intervenes.

Three cool kids share a Tel Aviv apartment and try to make their way in the world. Soft-spoken Noam (Ohad Knoller) works in a record store while his gay friend Yali (Alon Friedmann) manages a café. Noam has a second job as a weekend national guard soldier who monitors border crossings into Palestinian territories. Director Eytan Fox has no problem showing the petty humiliations the Palestinians must suffer as they try to move through territory they consider their own. Naturally they resent living their lives at the point of an Israeli gun. Noam doesn't much like the whole situation either.

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Gal Uchovsky and New York Marriott Marquis Monday 17th March 2008 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the New York Marriott Marquis New York City, USA

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Yossi & Jagger Review


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Clocking in at just 61 minutes (not counting the credits), Yossi & Jagger is a short story of a movie. In fact, if you remember your college literature class, you may detect just a touch of Herman Melville's Billy Budd in this brief but moving story of a handsome and magnetic young soldier disrupting the daily grind of his tightly knit troop.

The routine is boring but exhausting at an Israeli army outpost atop a snowy mountain along the Lebanese border. The dozen or so soldiers in the dilapidated camp do little more then go out on practice ambushes and dig trenches. There's plenty of time left over for joking with the cook, dancing in the barracks with the beautiful young women who also serve, and letting petty jealousies simmer.

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Walk On Water Review


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Read about Walk on Water, and it's hard not to be impressed with the subjects it examines, which range from homophobia to the Middle Eastern social climate. Watching the movie is another story.

The movie's main character is Eyal (Lior Ashkenazi), a stoic killer who works for the Israeli government. Though he is still excellent at his job, he's having personal problems. Sensing that he needs some time to regain his footing, Eyal's boss assigns him to find an elderly Nazi officer. Eyal dismisses the assignment as unnecessary -- the officer is close to death -- but his boss is adamant: "I want to get him before God does." The Nazi's whereabouts are unknown, but his adult grandchildren are in Israel. Pia (Caroline Peters) is working on a kibbutz, and her schoolteacher brother Axel (Knut Berger) is visiting from Berlin. Eyal poses as Axel's tour guide, while the recording device in Pia's dorm covers what he misses.

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