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1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
Set in the West Bank, where Palestinian widow Salma Zidane tends her lemon grove. However, when Israeli Defense Minister Navon moves in across the way, his security guards demand she removes the trees, which could shelter terrorists. Refusing to bow down, she engages lawyer Ziad Daud to take her case to the Supreme Court, which brings international attention.

Cast: Hiam Abbass , Doron Tavory , Ali Suliman , Rona Lipaz-Michael , Tarik Kopty , Amos Lavi , Amnon Wolf , Smadar Jaaron

Director: Eran Riklis

Genres: Drama

Distributor: IFC Films

Lemon Tree (Etz Limon) (2008)

Release Date: April 17th, 2009|1 hr. 46 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    The story, based on a real incident, may be simplistic, but that's the nature of fables. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis' Lemon Tree is a lively deadpan comedy which, like his prior film "The Syrian Bride," satirizes Israel's bureaucrats while remaining sympathetic to citizens who live within and adjacent to Israel's disputed borders. show more

  • 70
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    The cast is uniformly fine, but Abbass and Lipaz-Michael shine as two women who bond in the fear that the best of their lives is over and neither of them is happy with what the future holds. show more

  • May 29, 2009 AVrum Nusn
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    Excellent film of Academy Award Caliber. Hiam Abbass in the maail role is a truly phenomenal new Anna Magnani.

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