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Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai directed this historical drama based on a true story of the conflict between Jewish refugees and Palestinians on the eve of the formation of the nation of Israel. On May 7, 1948, a freight ship, the Kedma, arrived on the coast of Palestine, carrying a load of Jewish refugees from Europe who had survived concentration camps in several nations. A few days later, the state of Israel would be created, but at the time, the passengers of the Kedma found themselves in the
Feb 7, 2003 Wide
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For all its provocation, Kedma is an often dull, incoherent film, and its characters remain frustratingly sketchy.
The characters prove nothing more than patchy sketches and the drama simply evaporates.
Apesar do ritmo irregular e dos personagens mal delineados, oferece uma visão complexa e polêmica sobre o longo conflito entre judeus e árabes, o que me leva a recomendá-lo.
Seems slow and aimless for half of its running time, but the last stretch is riveting and thought-provoking.
The film's "message"...is treated with such a heavy hand, that it'd almost be manipulative - if it weren't ultimately boring.
While minimalist in its presentation, the film becomes nearly operatic in its intensity.
Gitai has made a quirky film about the origins of the state of Israel that provides insights into the source of present day Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Whether you agree with Gitai's views or not, the film's flaws make watching Kedma an unpleasant chore.
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