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Miral (2010)

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A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.

Director:

Julian Schnabel

Writers:

Rula Jebreal (screenplay), Rula Jebreal (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiam Abbass ... Hind Husseini
Asma Al Shiukhy Asma Al Shiukhy ... Woman Wrapping Body
Neemeh Khalil Neemeh Khalil ... Woman Wrapping Body
Jameel Khoury ... Brother Amin
Basel Husseini Basel Husseini ... Brother Khalid
Hanna Shammas Hanna Shammas ... Husseini Brother
Ibrahim Husseini Ibrahim Husseini ... Husseini Brother
Hazem Said Hazem Said ... Husseini Brother
Vanessa Redgrave ... Bertha Spafford
Willem Dafoe ... Eddie
Makram Khoury ... Governor Khatib (as Makram J. Khoury)
Wadeeka Khoury Wadeeka Khoury ... Hind's Mother
Virginia Amsis Virginia Amsis ... Young Girl at Christmas Party
Ansam Qupti Ansam Qupti ... Other Girl at Christmas Party
Fadi Shahen Fadi Shahen ... Musician at Christmas Party
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A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.

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Taglines:

Is this the face of a terrorist?

Genres:

Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent content including a sexual assault | See all certifications »

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Quotes

[first lines]
Miral: My name is Miral Hasna. I was Born in 1973. But my story really begins in 1947 with Hind Husseini.
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Connections

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Safar
Written by Le Trio Joubran
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Touching Portrait of a Young Girl
27 March 2011 | by nyshrinkSee all my reviews

I was amazed at how non-political this movie was. There was a great deal of controversy around it, so I was expecting a polemic. It was nothing of the kind. It portrays the childhood and adolescence of a Palestinian girl, along with stories of her mother and her school headmistress. These stories illustrate, to some degree, the Palestinian history from 1947 to 1993. But the focus is on the women's stories. I think this is a movie that will be appreciated far more by women than by men. It is poignant and respectful. Most women will find something with which to identify in this film. The cinematography is beautiful and the lead actors are compelling in their roles. The movie has been criticized as disjointed, but that's because real life does not have a formulaic dramatic arc. And sadly, there is no "conclusion" to the movie because the conflict is ongoing.


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Country:

France | Israel | Italy | India | USA

Language:

Italian | English | Arabic | Hebrew

Release Date:

3 September 2010 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,244, 27 March 2011

Gross USA:

$373,420

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,132,843
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2.35 : 1
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