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July 6, 2009 10:22 AM
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Israeli Thriller "For My Father" to Thrill North America

Israeli director Dror Zahavi's thriller "For My Father" (Sof Shavua B'Tel Aviv) has found a North American home. Film Movement picked up the Hebrew-language film and plans a limited theatrical release in addition to VOD nationwide in the Winter of 2010. Film Movement's president Adley Gartenstein negotiated the deal with Forward Motion Entertainment Corp.

The film revolves around would-be Palestinian suicide bomber Terek. Forced to spend the weekend in Tel Aviv awaiting the repair of his explosive vest, Terek must live amongst the people he was planning to kill. To his surprise he connects with several Israelis on the outskirts of society, including the beautiful Keren, who has cut off contact with her Orthodox family and upbringing. With nothing to lose, Terek and Keren open up to one another, and an unlikely love blooms between two isolated and damaged individuals, raised to be enemies.

"Israeli director Dror Zahavi has fashioned a deeply moving tale of the labyrinthine human condition in the 21st century, which simultaneously depicts the tragic desperation of terrorism alongside the inspiring possibilities of love," commented Garentstein in a statement. "From the moment we set eyes on 'For My Father' we knew it belonged in the Film Movement collection and we're thrilled to bring this momentous story to US audiences."

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