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1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
Mohammed (Mohammed Bakri), a Palestinian teacher, lives with his family in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. When violence erupts near their house, Mohammed refuses to evacuate, despite the fears of his wife, Samia (Areen Omari). Israeli soldiers occupy the residence's top floor, arousing the hatred of their son, Yusef (Amir Hasayen), and daughter, Mariam (Hend Ayoub), who spies on the men. Despite being given freedom to leave, Mohammed insists that his family stick together in their house.

Cast: Lior Miller , Mohammed Bakri , Tomer Russo , Areen Omari , Hend Ayoub , Karem Emad Hassan Aly , Marco Alsaying , Sarah Hamzeh

Director: Saverio Costanzo

Genres: Drama, War

Private (2005)

Release Date: February 20th, 2005|1 hr. 33 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Private, Italian director Saverio Costanzo's stunning human drama, would seem like something out of Kafka if it weren't based on real events and a relatively common fact of contemporary Palestinian life. show more

  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The film possesses a quiet but powerful tension. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    For a movie rooted in reality, Italian filmmaker Saverio Costanzo's taut psychological drama is in desperate danger of drowning in metaphor. show more

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