Movie Review: For My Father

For My Father
For My Father

Last night we watched an excellent movie, For my father:

Tarek, a Palestinian forced on a suicide mission in Tel Aviv to redeem his father’s honor, is given a second chance when the fuse on his explosive vest fails to detonate.  Forced to spend the weekend in Tel Aviv awaiting its repair, Tarek must live amongst the people he was planning to kill.  To his surprise he connects with several Israelis on the outskirts of society, including the beautiful Keren, who has cut off contact with her Orthodox family and upbringing.  With nothing to lose, Tarek and Keren open up to one another, and an unlikely love blooms between two isolated and damaged individuals, raised to be enemies.

However, with the deadly load of explosives still strapped to him, he must spend 48 hours in the city, caught between the men that sent him—who can blow up his bomb remotely, the Israeli police patrolling the streets and his new-found companions.  Spending this time with Keren and his new friends, Tarek discovers the spark of life returning to fill his soul, but when the weekend ends, Tarek must make the decision of his life.

The movie is very touching, and makes one wonder about life in the larger sense, and about the ongoing conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

I highly recommend this movie.

facebook comments:

  • gali

    הי איתי.
    מה לך וסרט הזה?
    ראית אותו? הוא מאוד מענין.. וקשה כאחד..
    הוא מופיע בארהב?

  • צפינו בסרט הזה אתמול. הוא מופיע בערוץ הסרטים הזרים. הסרט מאוד מעניין, עם מסר מאוד עמוק שאני לא בטוח שכל מי שצופה/צפה בו הבין.

  • Irm

    The movie is about hopelessness, on ALL sides. It is a sad commentary on the human condition.