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Tel Aviv on Fire

A Feature film by Sameh Zoabi

Production year : 2017


    Israel, today.
    The famous TV soap opera « Tel Aviv on Fire », in which a Palestinian female spy has a love affair  with an Israeli General in 1967, is a huge success throughout the Middle East.
    Salam, a charming 30-year-old Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works as an intern on the show. Every day Salam must pass through the arduous Israeli checkpoints to reach the television studios. He meets the check-point chief, Assi, whose wife is a huge fan of the show. In order to please her, Assi threatens Salam to change the story of the show. Salam soon realizes that Assi’s ideas could get him a promotion as a screenwriter.
    Salam’s creative career is suddenly also on fire, until Assi and the show’s financial backers disagree on how it should end, leaving Salam uncomfortably caught in the middle...

    Actors (4)

    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 :

    Happiness Distribution

    Full credits (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Gilles Sacuto, Miléna Poylo

    Foreign producers :

    Bernard Michaux, Amir Harel, Patrick Quinet

    Screenwriters :

    Dan Kleinman, Sameh Zoabi

    Technical details

    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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    Nationality :

    Minority French (Luxembourg, France, Israel, Belgium)

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    Current status :

    Post Production

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