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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

A Feature film by Thierry Binisti

Produced by TS Productions

Release in France : 08/02/2012

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Executive Producer :

TS Productions

Foreign production companies :

Ema films, Lama Films

French distribution :

Diaphana Films

Co-production :

France 3 Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

Roissy Films, EuropaCorp

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Tal is a young Frenchwoman who has settled in Jerusalem with her family. Seventeen years old, she has reached the age of the "first time": the first love, first cigarette, first piercing. And the first bombing.
After the explosion of a kamikaze in a café in her neighborhood, she writes a letter to an imaginary Palestinian, in which she expresses her questions and her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Palestinians.
She slips the letter into a bottle that she gives to her brother to throw into the sea, near Gaza, where he is carrying out his military service. A few weeks later, Tal receives a response from a mysterious "Gazaman."

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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

Trailer - English subtitles


A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

Interview with Thierry Binisti and Valérie Zenatti

An interview with Thierry Binisti, director of A Bottle in the Gaza Sea, and Valérie Zenatti, actress, by Benoît Thevenin, journalist at Allociné.

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Full credits (14)

Executive Producers :

Miléna Poylo, Gilles Sacuto

Author of original work :

Valérie Zenatti

Director of Photography :

Laurent Brunet

Production Manager :

Christophe Desenclos

Editor :

Jean-Paul Husson

Production Designer :

Boaz Katznelson

Casting :

Brigitte Moidon, Yael Aviv, Youna de Peretti

Assistant director :

Gilly Ran

Screenwriters :

Valérie Zenatti, Thierry Binisti

Sound recordists :

Erwan Kerzanet, Olivier Dandré

Press Attaché (film) :

Laurence Granec

Sound Editor :

Sylvain Bellemare

Music Composer :

Benoît Charest

Costume designer :

Hamada Attalah

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Feature film

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Production language :

Arabic, Hebrew, French

Coproducer countries :

France, Canada, Israel

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Majority French (France, Canada, Israel)

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Runtime :

1 h 39 min

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Dolby SRD

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