• Close to Home (2007)

Close to Home

Release Date: February 16th, 2007

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Smadar (Smadar Sayar) and Mirit (Naama Schendar) are teenage girls serving in the Israeli military. Though the girls are uncomfortable with or indifferent to their duty, they treat one another with distrust. However, when an explosion in their neighborhood leads to tragedy, Smadar and Mirit begin to form a true friendship.

Cast: Smadar Sayar, Naama Schendar, Irit Suki, Katia Zimbris, Ami Weinberg, Danny Geva, Anna Stephan, Ilanit Ben Yaakov

Director: Vardit Bilu , Dalia Hager

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Transfax Film Productions

Keywords: Engaging, 2000s, Friend, Rivalry, Growing up, Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    It presents an image of today's Israeli army, composed of teenagers who are by now several generations removed from the founders' original vision and have begun to question whether tactics designed to keep the country safe will only lead to increased levels of fear, humiliation and deadly violence. show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The film is much more subversive for treading back and forth between the political and the personal, the Arab and the Israeli points of view. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    Filmmakers Vardit Bilu and Dalia Hagar don't seem as interested in taking sides as they do in exploring universal themes. show more

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