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Beyond the Walls

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Original title
Me'Ahorei Hasoragim (Beyond the Walls)aka
AKA
  • Au dela des murs
Year
Running time
103 min.
Country
Israel Israel
Director
Screenwriter
Benny Barbash, Uri Barbash, Eran Preis
Music
Ilan Virtzberg
Cinematography
Amnon Salomon
Cast
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Producer
April Films
Genre
Drama | Arab-Israeli conflict
Synopsis / Plot
In Israel's Central Prison, the security officer is corrupt, supplying drugs and stirring the hatred between Jewish and Arab prisoners to his advantage. Uri, in for 12 years for armed robbery, and Issan, in for 50 years for PLO violence, command the respect of their cells. When the Arabs are framed for the murder of a Jewish prisoner and a young inmate commits suicide rather than lie about what happened, Uri and Issan form an unlikely partnership, leading the security block on a strike. Prison officials try to break it. In the background are Uri's daughter and Issan's wife, women of beauty and passion who embody the distance from inside a cell to the outside.
Awards
1984: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1984: Venice: FIPRESCI
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