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by Keren Yedaya


Mali and her family live in Jaffa, where they own a garage. Taufik and his father Hasan work for them. The relationship between the Jewish owners and the Arab workers is supposedly good but under the surface other emotions bustle. Mali and Taufik have been having a stormy affair for several months now that seems to have come naturally. They keep the forbidden affair a secret and very much fear the reaction of their families. When Mali accidentally gets pregnant, they must act.

international title: Jaffa
original title: Kalat Hayam
country: France, Israel, Germany
sales agent: Rezo Films International
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Keren Yedaya
film run: 110'
release date: FR 10/06/2009
screenplay: Keren Yedaya, Illa Ben Porat
cast: Dana Ivgy, Moni Moshonov, Ronit Elkabetz, Mahmud Shalaby, Hussein Yassin Mahajne
cinematography by: Pierre Aïm
film editing: Asaf Korman
art director: Avi Fahima
music: Shushan
producer: Emmanuel Agneray, Jérôme Bleitrach, Benny Drechsel, Marek Rozenbaum, Karsten Stöter
production: Bizibi Productions, Rohfilm GmbH, Transfax Film Productions (IL)
backing: The Rabinovich Foundation, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Arte/ZDF
distributor: Rezo Films
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