• Ajami (2010)


Release Date: March 3rd, 2010

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

A revenge killing has a ripple effect in a multi-ethnic neighborhood in Tel Aviv.

Cast: Shahir Kabaha, Ibrahim Frege, Fouad Habash, Youssef Sahwani, Ranin Karim, Nisrine Rihan, Elias Saba, Abu George Shibli

Director: Scandar Copti , Yaron Shani

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    It’s much too easy to call Ajami an Arab-Israeli “Crash,’’ but it’s a pretty good place to start. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The main drawback to this noble effort, just nominated for the foreign-language Oscar, is that the two-hour film is unrelievedly grim and tense. show more

  • 88
    Joe WilliamsSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Ajami is neither a puzzle nor a polemic. It's an admirably even-handed portrait of life in an occupied ghetto that is bounded by checkpoints. Everyone we meet is a more or less honorably motivated victim of circumstance. That the circumstances were inscribed centuries ago makes Ajami a tragedy of biblical proportions. show more

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Nominated Foreign Language Film