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    Watch: Exclusive Clip from Eran Riklis' 'Dancing Arab' Breaks Down Barriers

    "Dancing Arabs," the newest film by Eran Riklis ("The Syrian Bride," "The Human Resources Manager," "Lemon Tree," "Zaytoun") is based on Sayed Kashua's tragicomic novel about a young Arab Israeli who tries to fit in to Jewish society, to the chagrin of his politically radical family.

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    Stephen Dorff's Toronto Winner 'Zaytoun' Lands at Strand Releasing

    U.S. rights to Eran Riklis' "Zaytoun" have been picked up by Strand Releasing, the company announced yesterday. "Zaytoun" stars Stephen Dorff ("Somewhere") as an Israeli fighter pilot shot down over Beirut in 1982. After being shot down, he develops an unlikely...

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    LFF Review: Strong Performances Carry An Otherwise Pedestrian 'Zaytoun'

    How affected you are by the closing scenes of "Zaytoun" may depend on your pre-existing knowledge of the Lebanese Civil War and the Israeli incursion in the country. Nothing’s spelled out in "Zaytoun" other than pointing out the date and location -- Beirut, 1982 -- but that...

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'Zaytoun'

    This period adventure story revisits the days of the Lebanese Civil War and the early stages of the ill-fated Israeli incursion into Lebanon. It follows young Fahed (Abdallah El Akal) as he witnesses the death of his father in an attack on a Palestinian refugee camp and his escape from Beirut with an unlikely companion, an Israeli pilot, Yoni (Stephen Dorff), whose plane is shot down. "Zaytoun," by Eran Riklis ("The Syrian Bride," "Lemon Tree") is a road movie that heads toward Israel and toward the village there that Fahed’s family was forced to leave, as the two meet up with everything but peace along ...

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