#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the film is a raw portrayal of characters torn apart by competing loyalties and impossible moral dilemmas, giving an unparalleled glimpse into the dark and fascinating world of human intelligence.
Plot: Bethlehem tells the story of the unlikely bond between Razi, an Israeli secret service officer, and his Palestinian informant Sanfur, the younger brother of a senior Palestinian militant. Razi recruited Sanfur when he was just 15, and developed a very close, almost fatherly relationship to him. Now 17, Sanfur tries to navigate between Razi’s demands and his loyalty to his brother, living a double life and lying to both men. Co-written by director Yuval Adler and Ali Waked—an Arab journalist who spent years in the West Bank—Bethlehem gives an unparalleled, moving and authentic portrait of the complex reality behind the news.
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Pawns on a deadly chess board
Bethlehem (2013/I) is an Israeli film co-written and directed by Yuval Adler. It tells the story of a Palestinian adolescent, Sanfur (played by Shadi Mar’i) and his relationship with Razi, an Israeli intelligence officer (played by Tsahi Halevi).
Like the true situation in the region, this is a game without winners. Razi honestly cares about Sanfur, but this care should always be secondary to his real goal–finding the leaders of Hamas. Sanfur’s brother is an important Hamas leader, so the plan is to have Sanfur lead the Israelis to the brother, who is the person they want to capture or kill.
As would be expected, nothing goes as planned. One horrible situation replaces another horrible situation. In fact, this is one of the few films I’ve seen where there is no quiet, safe moment. If I am remembering correctly, no one ever smiles or relaxes. (Razi’s wife has the thankless role of telling him, “Be careful, Razi.” We never get to see any real affection between them.)
I’m not an expert in the situation in the area, so I can’t comment about the movie’s authenticity. To my non-expert eye, the movie looked very realistic. Grim and realistic.
It’s worth seeing this film because it is extremely well constructed and well acted. However, just watch it with the understanding that you won’t leave the theater–or eject the DVD–in a happy frame of mind.
The movie will work well on DVD, but we were fortunate enough to see it on the large screen at the fine Dryden Theatre as part of the outstanding Rochester Jewish Film Festival.
hard hitting Intafada drama with terrific non-professional actors
BETHLEHEM Viewed at the Budapest Israeli Film Week, Dec. 5, 2016 An Israeli Agent and His teenage Palestinian Informant Bethlehem (hebrew: בית לחם) is a 2013 Israeli drama directed by first time helmer Yuval Adler and takes place during the Al-Aqsa second Intifada around 2004 and tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer who speaks Arabic and is trying to avert a major suicide bombing attack, and his teenage Palestinian informant-protegé, Sanfur, who shuttles back and forth between all belligerent sides. Main cast, all first time screen actors and all perfect in their roles.
Tsahi Halkevi as the Israeli agent ~ (star charisma) Shadi Mar’i as Sangur the young Palestinian informant Hitham Omari as Radaei, The Palestinian militants leader Running time 99 minutes. The Belgian production company “Entre Chien et Loup” is noted for making hard hitting off mainstream films and the name which means “Neither Dog nor Wolf” is a perfect metaphor for this movie which is neither Pro-Israeli, nor Pro-Palestinian, but, if anything, against the madness on both sides. Both central actors, the protective agent and the conflicted boy, are extremely sympathetic so that you can’t help rooting for both of them to come out on top. Unfortunately the rules of the deadly Intafada game are not going to let that happen. The city scapes of Jerusalem and to a lesser extent Bethlehem are more than mere settings — something like living organic geography. All in all this is a non-stop thriller that brings the Intifada — the Palestinian uprising against the far more heavily armed Israeli establishment — right into your living room or your lap depending where you are watching it. Tanks and pellet guns against rock throwing mobs – grenades when necessary — kalishnikovs — in your face. Industrial strength film making with totally realistic acting all around — so realistic it’s chilling. Actually more Arabic is heard than Hebrew, and a nifty touch is that the Israeli Intelligence agent, Razi, speaks perfect Arabic when he has to, which is much of his screen time. Since the Palestinians are on screen the majority of the time we see the Intifada more from their point of view, while not necessarily approving or disapproving — and a mixed point of view it is because of the fierce Internal rivalry between the Hamas and Palestinian authority factions. This internal feud is starkly brought into focus when the two factions nearly come to a shootout over the question of how to dispose of the body of a fighter (martyr) killed in action against the Israelis. This is a film that tells it like it is whether you like it or not and introduces some excellent new actors in a very tightly directed and spellbinding drama apart from whatever politics may or may not be implicit. Both Tsahi Halevi as the handsome. brooding Israeli agent and Shadi Mar’l, the teenage Palestinian caught in the middle of a deadly three way tug of war, radiate star charisma each in his own way. Another surprising candidate for Top Ten of 2016.
Original Language he
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Drama, Thriller, War
Director Yuval Adler
Writer Yuval Adler, Ali Wakad
Actors Tsahi Halevi, Shadi Mar’i, Hitham Omari
Country Israel, Germany, Belgium
Awards 9 wins & 8 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio N/A
Film Length N/A
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Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)