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Facing the Forest

Germany-Israel / 1996 / 90 mins / Drama

Rusty Jacobs
Rami Weinberg
and Rami Danon

Produced by
Zvi Spielman and Thomas Halacizinsky

Directed by Peter Lilienthal

Synopsis: This screen adaptation of Israeli author A.B. Jehoschua's novel tells the story of a friendship that develops between an Israeli forest guard and an Arab whose village was destroyed during an Arab-Israeli conflict.When a fire breaks out and destroys the forest, the Arab is arrested. Although Noah is considered a failure, he feels he has benefited tremendously from the experience of this friendship.

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