• The Bubble (2007)

The Bubble

Release Date: September 7th, 2007

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Ashraf (Yousef "Joe" Sweid), a Palestinian, meets Noam (Ohad Knoller), an Israeli, at a checkpoint station. The pair begin a relationship, and Ashraff moves in illegally with Noam and Noam's roommates, Lulu (Daniela Virtzer) and Yelli (Alon Friedman). The hip Tel Aviv neighborhood in which they live insulates them from the ongoing conflict between Arabs and Jews, but their protection cannot last forever.

Cast: Ohad Knoller, Alon Friedman, Daniela Virtzer, Yousef Sweid, Miki Kam, Shredi Jabarin, Zohar Liba, Oded Leopold

Director: Eytan Fox

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Soldier, Friendship, Growing up, Amusing, Offbeat, Love, Friend, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Director and co-writer Eytan Fox is going for a sexually democratic, politically aware variation on story themes familiar to "Sex and the City" viewers. (At one point Lulu is referred to as "Miss Israeli Carrie Bradshaw.") Surprisingly, it works, and the entire cast is excellent. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    Fox stumbles a little at the end, which is unnecessarily exaggerated. He should have trusted his own talent - it's the attention to minor details that makes his work so memorable. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    One might question the operatic finale, which doesn't quite have the inevitability of the greatest tragic love stories. But the film's humanism gives it an overwhelming impact. To Israeli audiences, the experience must be even more explosive. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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