Bethlehem (2013)

When you are playing both sides, who do you trust?

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2013-09-01
  • User Rating: 6/10 from 17 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: العربية
  • Production Company: Pie Films
  • Production Country: Belgium, Germany, Israel
  • Director:
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Bethlehem tells the story of the unlikely bond between Razi, an Israeli secret service officer, and his Palestinian informant Sanfur, the younger brother of a senior Palestinian militant. Razi recruited Sanfur when he was just 15, and developed a very close, almost fatherly relationship to him. Now 17, Sanfur tries to navigate between Razi’s demands and his loyalty to his brother, living a double life and lying to both men. Co-written by director Yuval Adler and Ali Waked—an Arab journalist who spent years in the West Bank—Bethlehem gives an unparalleled, moving and authentic portrait of the complex reality behind the news.

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  • Yossi Eini

    as Levy
  • Tsahi Halevi

    as Razi
  • George Iskander

    as Nasser
  • Tarik Kopty

    as Abu Ibrahim
  • Shhadi Maryee

    as Sanfur
  • Hitham Omari

    as Badawi
  • Hisham Suliman

    as Ibrahim
  • Michael Shtamler

    as Einat
  • Dudu Niv

    as Shefler
Directing Yuval Adler Director
Writing Ali Vakad Screenplay
Writing Yuval Adler Screenplay
Sound Ishai Adar Original Music Composer
Camera Yaron Scharf Director of Photography
Editing Ron Omer Editor
Production Na'ama Zaltzman Casting
Production Liron Zohar Casting
Production Hammoudie Boqaie Associate Producer
Production Sébastien Delloye Producer
Production Diana Elbaum Producer
Production Sonja Ewers Producer
Production Ephraim Gildor Executive Producer
Production Osnat Handelsman-Keren Producer
Production Steve Hudson Producer
Production Talia Kleinhendler Producer
Production Zehava Shekel Line Producer
Art Yoav Sinai Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Li Alembik Costume Design
Production Karin Ben-Zeev Production Manager