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Rock the Casbah - © Shellac

Rock the Casbah

A Feature film by Yariv Horowitz

Release in France : 08/05/2013

    Synopsis

    At the beginning of the first Intifada, four young Israelis - Tomer, Aki, Iliya, and Isaac - form part of a troop of soldiers sent to Gaza so as "to re-establish order," as their major assures them. War still seems to be a game that will soon end, and then everyone can go home.

    But one of the troop's young soldiers is killed when in pursuit of a young Palestinian. Our four protagonists are assigned to a rooftop of a Palestinian household to keep a close watch on the village. They also must find whoever was responsible for their comrade's death and warn the troops of any trouble brewing. Suddenly, they are confronted by the reality of a family that doesn't want to appear like collaborators of the occupying forces and by their own inability to manage a situation that will rapidly complicate their young soldier lives.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-productions :

    13 Productions, Arte France Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Shellac

    Foreign production company :

    Topia Communication

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    Full credits (11)

    Screenwriters :

    Yariv Horowitz, Guy Meirson

    Director of Photography :

    Amnon Zalait

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Chloé Lorenzi

    Sound Editor :

    Gil Toren

    Music Composer :

    Assaf Amdursky

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean-Christophe Julé

    Co-producers :

    Cyrille Perez, Paul Saadoun

    Production Manager :

    Ilan Saguiv

    Editor :

    Isaac Sehayek

    Production Designer :

    Ariel Glazer

    Costume designer :

    Inbal Shuki

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    Hebrew, Arabic

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Israel

    Original French-language productions :

    No

    Nationality :

    Minority French (France, Israel)

    Production year :

    2011

    French release :

    08/05/2013

    Runtime :

    1 h 28 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    125.842

    Visa issue date :

    05/11/2012

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

    Rating restrictions :

    Suitable for all viewers, with warnings

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (4)

    Warsaw Film Festival - 2013

    Warsaw Film Festival (Poland, 2013)

    Selection

    The World Today

    BIFF - 2013

    BIFF (South Korea, 2013)

    Selection

    World Cinema

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