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Hiam Abbass

Highest Rated:   100% Rock The Casbah (2013)
Lowest Rated:   17% Miral (2011)
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Born in Nazareth, raven-haired Palestinian actress Hiam Abbass jump-started her career in European films. Early parts included those of a policeman's wife in Rashid Masharawi's contemporary drama Haifa (1996), that of a North African immigrant during a period of intense anti-Algerian discrimination in Bouriem Guerdjou's fine, overlooked drama Vivre au Paradis (1998), and the role of Om-Younes in Yousry Nasrallah's controversial Israel-Palestine epic Bab el Chams (The Door to the Sun). Abbass moved into Hollywood work courtesy of (and at the behest of) no less than Steven Spielberg, when the director cast her in a small role in his early '70s-set political thriller Munich. After this, Western roles began to arrive quickly and furiously; they included the mother of a terrorist (in the jihad-themed thriller Paradise Now [2005]) and the mother of the Virgin Mary (in Catherine Hardwicke's biblical cinematization The Nativity Story), in addition to a supporting role in Jean Becker's low-key seriocomedy Conversations with My Gardener (2007). Abbass then returned to Israel for the lead in Lemon Tree, a comedy about a Palestinian woman who refuses the minister of defense's bids to have her lemon tree torn down.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
84% In Syria (Insyriated)
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Foreign Body (Corps étranger)
  • Leila
2016
No Score Yet I Still Hide to Smoke (A mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer)
  • Fatima
2016
80% The Sense Of Wonder (Le Goût des Merveilles)
  • Actor
2015
27% Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Bithia
2014
60% May In The Summer
  • Nadine
2014
No Score Yet De Guerre Lasse
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Mateo Falcone
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Le Sac De Farine
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet A Loving Father
  • Actor
2013
69% A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
  • Intessar
$3k 2013
No Score Yet Peace After Marriage
  • Actor
2013
100% Rock The Casbah
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Les jeux des nuages et de la pluie
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Inheritance
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2012
17% Miral
  • Hind Husseini
$0.4M 2011
63% The Source (La source des femmes)
  • Fatima
2011
No Score Yet I Am Slave
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Petites révélations
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Human Zoo
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Persécution
  • Marie
2009
87% Amreeka
  • Raghda Halaby
$0.5M 2009
No Score Yet Pomegranates and Myrrh (Al-mor wa al rumman)
  • Actor
2009
42% The Limits of Control
  • Driver
$0.4M 2009
93% Etz Limon (Lemon Tree)
  • Salma Zidane
$0.5M 2009
No Score Yet Espion(s)
  • Wafa
2009
No Score Yet Every Day is A Holiday
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Kandisha
  • Actor
2009
89% The Visitor
  • Mouna Khalil
$9.3M 2008
No Score Yet Un roman policier (A Police Romance)
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Fabrique des sentiments, La (The Feelings Factory)
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Béthune sur Nil
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Dawn of the World (L'aube du monde)
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Disengagement
  • Hiam
2007
100% Dialogue avec mon jardinier (Conversations with My Gardener)
  • woman
2007
38% The Nativity Story
  • Anna
$37.7M 2006
80% Azur et Asmar (Azur and Asmar: The Princes' Quest)
  • Jenane
2006
26% Free Zone
  • Leila
2006
77% Munich
  • Marie Claude Hamshari
$47.4M 2005
89% Paradise Now
  • Said's Mother
$1.4M 2005
88% The Syrian Bride
  • Amal
2005
No Score Yet Bab el shams (The Gate of Sun)
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet We Need a Vacation
  • Actor
2004
83% Satin Rouge
  • Lilia
2002
No Score Yet L'Ange de goudron (Tar Angel)
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Haïfa
  • Oum Said
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
75% The Red Tent
2014
  • Actor

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