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A BORROWED IDENTITY

Gifted Eyad (Tawfeek Barhom), a Palestinian Israeli boy, is given the chance to go to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem.  As he desperately tries to fit in with his Jewish schoolmates and within Israeli society, Eyad develops a friendship with another outsider, Jonathan (Michael Moshonov, Lebanon) a boy suffering from muscular dystrophy, and gradually becomes part of the home Jonathan shares with his mother, Edna (Yael Abecassis, Kadosh, Alila, To Live and Become).  After falling in love with Naomi (Daniel Kitsis), a Jewish girl, he leaves school when their relationship is uncovered, and he discovers that he will have to sacrifice his identity in order to be accepted.  Faced with a choice, Eyad will have to make a decision that will change his life forever.

“Eran Riklis’ strongest film in years!” – Variety

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Cast & Crew

DIRECTOR:

Eran Riklis

WRITER:

Sayed Kashua

PRODUCERS:

Bettina Brokemper
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre
Michael Eckelt
Chilik Michaeli

CAST:

Tawfeek Barhom
Ali Suliman
Yaël Abecassis
Film Specs

Country of Origin: Israel

Format: DCP/2.35/Color

Sound Format: Dolby SRD

Running Time: 104 minutes

Genre: Drama

Rating: Not Rated

In Hebrew with English Subtitles

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