Time of Favor (2000)

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Issues of love, loyalty, and faith are set on a collision course in this award-winning drama. Rabbi Meltzer (Asi Dayan) is a respected Orthodox rabbi and leader of a yeshiva school in a remote section of the Judean hills. One of the Rabbi's favorite causes is returning Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock to the control of Israel -- a holy shrine in the ancient city that Moslems use as a mosque and Jews call Temple Mount. With this goal in mind, the Rabbi organizes a military unit comprised of his … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Joseph Cedar
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On DVD: Jan 31, 2002
Runtime:
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Stylistically, it resembles a well-intentioned, earnest TV problem drama from the late '60s.

Full Review… | January 31, 2002
Chicago Tribune
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A headline-fresh thriller set among orthodox Jews on the West Bank, Joseph Cedar's Time Of Favor manages not only to find a compelling dramatic means of addressing a complex situation, it does so without compromising that complexity.

Full Review… | January 31, 2002
Toronto Star
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Cedar takes a very open-minded approach to this sensitive material, showing impressive control, both visually and in the writing.

Full Review… | January 31, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Just as the recent Argentine film Son of the Bride reminded us that a feel-good movie can still show real heart, Time of Favor presents us with an action movie that actually has a brain.

Full Review… | January 31, 2002
Dallas Morning News
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An unflinching, complex portrait of a modern Israel that is rarely seen on-screen.

Full Review… | January 31, 2002
Boston Globe
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The tone is balanced, reflective and reasonable.

Full Review… | January 31, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
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