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Release Date: March 7th, 2014

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
A complex relationship develops between an Israeli secret service officer (Tsahi Halevi) and his teenage Palestinian informant (Shadi Mar'i).

Cast: Shadi Mar'i, Tsahi Halevi, Hitham Omari, Tarik Kopty, Michal Shtamler, Hisham Suliman, George Iskandar, Yossi Eini

Director: Yuval Adler

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Distributors: Adopt Films

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  • Bethlehem qualifies as a promising debut for its first-time actors and director, but it's slack at first, and the thriller tricks it uses to ratchet up the tension later — musical underscoring, careening vehicles, threatening crowds — keep it from sneaking past your defenses. show more

  • A taut, expertly constructed, and suspenseful police procedural, it also explores the issues of loyalty, trust, betrayal, and revenge that those engaged in such morally ambiguous if essential activities would prefer not to think about. show more

  • Strip away the Middle East backdrop and Bethlehem is a fairly routine thriller about good cops, corrupt bureaucrats and armed criminal gangs. show more

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