Precious Life (2011)
Critic Reviews for Precious Life
The engrossing story of a Palestinian infant with a rare and deadly disease who can only be saved by a Jewish doctor in the Tel-Hashomer Hospital in Jerusalem.
It focuses on people trying to make a positive difference in societies dominated by chaos and destruction.
The thematic dimensions of its hostile locale are gripping, but the heart of the film belongs to a little boy. It is his struggle, and not those over borders and ideologies, that emerges as the most crucial.
The issues in this particular conflict are immensely difficult ones, but, despite the film's flaws, this is quite an inspirational story among all the bad news from that part of the world.
Audience Reviews for Precious Life
Beautiful film that provides the strange complications of the Arab Israeli conflict. Israeli doctors fight to raise money for treatment for a young Palestinian boy with an auto immune deficiency. The funding is provided by a person whose son has been killed by a suicide bomber. The mother holds open the possibility that the boy himself may end up as a suicide bomber. Complicated and not easy to comprehend.
Fascinating and moving documentary about a Palestinian baby in need of a life-saving operation, whose only hope lies in an expensive treatment in an Israeli hospital. Starts as a heartwarming tale of enemies setting aside their differences to save a life, and becomes something infinitely more complex, as the Jewish filmmaker realizes the mother's desire for her son to become a martyr - to die for the Muslim cause to retake Jerusalem. A powerful and insightful real life drama.
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