Divine Intervention (2003)
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as The Woman
as The Father
as Santa Clause
as Jerusalem Neighbor
as Trainer & Tax Collector
as Uncle's Friend
as Soldier on Checkpoint
as Neighbor with American Van
as Abu Basil
as Abu Amer
as Um Elias
Critic Reviews for Divine Intervention
The visual puns, sight gags and the little parables told by the few speaking characters are rarely laugh-out-loud funny. But they provoke thought, debate and diverse interpretations.
It makes for an intriguing example of how to use art, rather than bombs, to make a sustained political point.
Suleiman's argument seems to be that the situation between Palestinians and Israelis has settled into an hopeless stalemate, in which everyday life incorporates elements of paranoia, resentment and craziness.
A film whose eerie blend of deadpan wit and inner angst upset all your expectations.
A pleasant surprise.
Audience Reviews for Divine Intervention
A thoughtful well paced drama with comedic bits outlining a very personal and tortured relationship between Palestinians at the wrong side of a checkpoint.
Art drenched in mythological symbols,yes?Most certainly,and poesie is included on the humanitarian cycle.Suleiman inherits the Tati syndrome and with a few Keaton persona strife,the facial expression reflects the round-up of his marvelous essence.Divine Intervention is a groundbreaking achievement,Kaurismaki must be jealous not for the political satire but for the deadpan environment!!!
Very strange film! It could be consider a drama because of the Palestine and Israel conflict. But could be seen as a comedy because of some very unexpected moments. The love story really makes you think about what real love is. Overall, it is very original and bold!
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