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Tel Aviv on Fire

A Feature film by Sameh Zoabi

Release in France : 03/04/2019


    Israel/ Palestine, today.
    Salam, a charming 30-year-old Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works as an intern on a popular Palestinian soap opera, “Tel Aviv on Fire,” which is produced in Ramallah. Every day Salam must pass through an arduous Israeli checkpoint to reach the television studios. He meets the commander of the check-point, Assi, whose wife is a huge fan of the show. In order to impress her, Assi gets involved in the writing of the show.
    Salam soon realizes that Assi’s ideas could get him a promotion as a screenwriter. Salam’s creative career catches fire, until Assi and the soap’s  nancial backers disagree on how the soap opera should end. Squeezed between an Army Officer and the Arab backers, Salam can only solve his problems with a final master stroke.

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    Tel Aviv on Fire

    Trailer (English Subs)


    Tel Aviv on Fire

    Trailer (French Subs)

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    TS Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Indie Sales

    Foreign production companies :

    Samsa Film, Lama Films, Artémis Productions

    French distribution :

    Haut et Court

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    Full credits (16)

    Assistant Director :

    Laurence Rexter-Baker

    Screenwriters :

    Dan Kleinman, Sameh Zoabi

    Co-producers :

    Miléna Poylo, Gilles Sacuto

    Sound Recordist :

    Alain Sironval

    Editor :

    Catherine Schwartz

    Continuity supervisor :

    Leenda Mamosa

    Music Composer :

    André Dziezuk

    Sound Mixer :

    David Gillain

    Associate producer :

    Alice Bloch

    Foreign producers :

    Amir Harel, Bernard Michaux, Patrick Quinet, Jani Thiltges, Claude Waringo, Arlette Zylberberg, Philippe Logie, Solveig Harper

    Director of Photography :

    Laurent Brunet

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Monica Donati

    Sound editors :

    Pia Dumont, Mourad Louanchi

    Production Designer :

    Christina Schaffer

    Costume designer :

    Magdalena Labuz

    Post-production supervisors :

    Delphine Passant, Jean-Luc Zehnter

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    Arabic, Hebrew

    Coproducer countries :

    Luxembourg (38.0%), France (25.0%), Israel (25.0%), Belgium (12.0%)

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    Minority French (Luxembourg, France, Israel, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 37 min

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    Posters (1)


    News (7)

    Festival Selections (16)


    Venice International Film Festival  - 2018

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2018)


    Orizzonti - Best Actor Award : Kais Nashef


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