Plot & Details
In 1982, amid the Lebanese Civil War, Israeli pilot Yoni (Stephen Dorff) is shot down over Beirut and is taken prisoner by inhabitants of a Palestinian refugee camp. Among the captors is ten-year-old Fahed, whose father obsessively tends to his prized, but sickly olive tree, refusing to replant it until they return to their ancestral land. Despite his deep-rooted hatred for Yoni, Fahed realizes he can use him to get past the border and into "Palestine" to plant his father's olive tree. The two embark on a harrowing and dangerous journey one that tests the very boundaries of humanity. 'ZAYTOUN' is a story of survival, reconciliation and friendship.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 107min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 09/20/2013
- DVD Release Date: 02/18/2014
- Distributor(s): Strand Releasing
- Director(s): Eran Riklis
- Starring: Stephen Dorff , Abdallah ElAkal , Ali Suliman , Alice Taglioni , Loai Noufi
- Themes: Unlikely Friendships,Behind Enemy Lines
- Tone: Poignant,Tense
- Keywords: Israeli [nationality], Palestinian [nationality], pilot, refugee
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (09-20-2013)
- Language: Arabic,English,Hebrew