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Divine Intervention

Divine Intervention

A Feature film by Elia Suleiman

Produced by Ognon Pictures

Release in France : 02/10/2002

    Synopsis

    In Nazareth, under the guise of banal normalcy, the town embraces folly. Under pressure from his failing business, a man takes matters into his own hands and tries to break a chain reaction of petty feuds. He breaks down himself. This man is ES's father. A love story develops between a Palestinian man living in Jerusalem and a Palestinian woman from Ramallah. The man - ES - shifts between his ailing father and his love life, trying to keep both alive. Because of the political situation, the woman's freedom of movement ends at the Israeli army checkpoint between the two cities. Barred from crossing, the lovers' intimate encounters take place on a deserted lot right beside the checkpoint. Unable to escape the reality of the occupation, their mutual desire will have violent repercussions. Against all expectations, their wounded hearts retaliate by entering a fantasy world that gives expression to remarkable acts of courage.

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Ognon Pictures

    Foreign production company :

    Lichtblick Film- und Fernsehproduktion

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

    Co-productions :

    Arte France Cinéma, Gimages

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

    News agency (France) :

    Le Public Système Cinéma

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    Photos (9)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Humbert Balsan

    Foreign Producer :

    Joachim Ortmanns

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Bruno Barde, Sophie Bataille

    Sound Editor :

    Sélim Azzazi

    Screenwriter :

    Elia Suleiman

    Director of Photography :

    Marc-André Batigne

    Editor :

    Véronique Lange

    Production Designers :

    Miguel Markin, Denis Renault

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    Arabic, Hebrew

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    2002

    French release :

    02/10/2002

    Runtime :

    1 h 32 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    100.033

    Visa issue date :

    27/09/2002

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)

    Director

    News (8)

    Festival Selections (16)

    European Film Awards - 2002

    European Film Awards (Germany, 2002)

    Selection

    Best Non-European Film

    TIFF - 2002

    TIFF (Canada, 2002)

    Selection

    Special presentations

    Melbourne International Film Festival - 2002

    Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia, 2002)

    Selection

    French films selected

    Cannes Film Market - 2002

    Cannes Film Market (France, 2002)

    Selection

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    Cannes International Film Festival - 2002

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2002)

    Selection

    Official Competition - Feature Films

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