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Salt of This Sea (2008)

  • Rate: 6.6/10 total 293 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 3 September 2008 (France)
  • Runtime: USA:109 min | France:109 min
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Salt of This Sea (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Salt of This Sea (2008)
  • Rate: 6.6/10 total 293 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 3 September 2008 (France)
  • Runtime: USA:109 min | France:109 min
  • Filming Location: Palestine
  • Budget: €800,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $638,295(France)(3 September 2008)
  • Director: Annemarie Jacir
  • Stars: Suheir Hammad, Saleh Bakri and Riyad Ideis
  • Original Music By: Kamran Rastegar   
  • Soundtrack: Bahriyya
  • Sound Mix: Dolby SR
  • Plot Keyword: Palestine | Beach | Israeli Palestinian Conflict | Bank Robbery | City In Ruins

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Annemarie Jacir  writer

Known Trivia

  • Palestine’s 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category.
  • Palestine’s first feature film by a female director.

Plot: A romantic drama about a working-class woman and her experiences traveling back home. Full summary » |  »

Story: Soraya, born in Brooklyn in a working class community of Palestinian refugees, discovers that her grandfather's savings were frozen in a bank account in Jaffa when he was exiled in 1948. Direct, stubborn, and determined to reclaim what is hers, she fulfills her life-long dream of "returning" to Palestine. Slowly she is taken apart by the reality around her and is forced to confront her own anger. She meets Emad, a young Palestinian whose ambition, contrary to hers, is to leave forever. Tired of the constraints that dictate their lives, they know in order to be free, they must take things into their own hands, even if it's illegalWritten by JBA Production  

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Joslyn Barnes known as co-producer
  • Bero Beyer known as producer
  • Jacques Bidou known as producer
  • Marianne Dumoulin known as producer
  • Eva Garrido known as associate producer
  • Danny Glover known as co-producer
  • Annemarie Jacir known as co-producer
  • Taher Kosa known as assistant line producer
  • Pierrick Le Pochat known as line producer
  • Pierre-Alain Meier known as co-producer
  • Joseph Rouschop known as co-producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Suheir Hammad known as Soraya
  • Saleh Bakri known as Emad
  • Riyad Ideis known as Marwan
  • Dana Drigov known as Airport Agent 1
  • Edna Blilious known as Airport Agent 2 (Ilana) (as Edna Balilous)
  • Ishai Golan known as Male Agent
  • Hagar Lotem known as Young Agent
  • Renana Lotem known as Body Search Agent
  • Sylvie Wetz known as Corinne (as Sylvie Wetz)
  • Yahya Barakat known as Ziad
  • Khaled Hourani known as Khaled
  • Ismael Dabbag known as Bank Teller
  • Jack Saadeh known as Bank Manager
  • Iman Aoun known as Wealthy Landlord
  • Giras Abu Sabbah known as Cinematheque Bouncer
  • Martin Daltry known as Bank Regional Manager
  • Ihab Jadallah known as Street Catcaller
  • Hisham Daraghmeh known as Fakri
  • Um Hussein Al Malhi known as Emad's Mother
  • Oz Shelach known as Jeep (voice)
  • Walid Abdul Salam known as Ministry of Interior Official
  • Ashera Ramadan known as Rawan
  • Mazen Saade known as Landlord Nader Narto
  • Diana Buttu known as Darna Customer
  • Khader known as Chewing Gum Boy
  • Natalie Hamdan known as Chewing Gum Buyer
  • Nathalie Soudah known as Back Off Girl
  • Faras Awad known as Abu Jihad
  • Rami Mussalem known as Soldier
  • Yonatan Zeevi known as Soldier #2
  • Maxim Sansour known as Male Bank Teller #2
  • Taher Kosa known as One Cigarette Taxi
  • Reem Makhoul known as Chamber Maid
  • Shelly Goral known as Irit
  • Avi Ammar known as Store Attendant
  • Jaber Abu Kaoud known as Gas Station Attendent
  • Itay Alvin known as Strip Mall Policeman
  • Tamer Nafar known as Salim Restaurant Worker
  • Juliano Mer-Khamis known as Hiking Leader (as Juliano Mer Khamis)
  • Eilan Kinan known as Haifa Mini-Market Attendant
  • Shurouq As'ad known as Radio Newscaster (voice)
  • Avraham Shalom Levy known as PoliceMan (as Avraham Shalom Levi)
  • Franck Hammar known as Policeman 2
  • Ofir Harpaz known as Airport Entrance Guard

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Manal Hilaneh known as key makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Serge Borgel known as third unit art director
  • Laurie Colson known as assistant art director
  • Shadi Habib Allah known as props
  • Bashar Hasuneh known as assistant art director
  • Yazan Khalili known as first assistant
  • Maissoun Sharkawi known as assistant art director

..

 

Company

Production Companies:

  • Augustus Film
  • Clarity Productions
  • JBA Production
  • Louverture Films
  • Mediapro
  • Philistine Films
  • Tarantula
  • Thelma Film

Other Companies:

  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix

Distributors:

  • Pyramide International (2008) (France) (all media)
  • Lorber Films (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Shooting Star Filmcompany BV (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • trigon-film (2008) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • Lorber Films (2011) (USA) (DVD)
  • New Star (2009) (Greece) (all media)
  • trigon-film (2009) (Switzerland) (DVD) (special edition)

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Other Stuff

Release Date:

  • France 16 May 2008 (Cannes Film Festival)
  • France 3 September 2008
  • Finland 19 September 2008 (Helsinki International Film Festival)
  • Brazil 26 September 2008 (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival)
  • Poland October 2008 (Warsaw Film Festival)
  • South Korea 2 October 2008 (Pusan International Film Festival)
  • Canada 8 October 2008 (Montréal World Film Festival)
  • UK 15 October 2008 (UK Premiere)
  • Brazil 17 October 2008 (São Paulo International Film Festival)
  • Russia 29 October 2008
  • Taiwan 16 November 2008
  • Germany 17 November 2008 (Französische Filmtage Tübingen)
  • Greece 18 November 2008 (Thessaloniki International Film Festival)
  • Estonia 20 November 2008 (Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival)
  • Egypt 23 November 2008 (Cairo International Film Festival)
  • United Arab Emirates December 2008 (Dubai)
  • Belgium 10 December 2008
  • Greece 22 January 2009
  • USA 16 February 2009 (Portland International Film Festival)
  • France 5 March 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Cyprus 14 March 2009
  • Denmark 17 April 2009 (CPHPIX Festival)
  • Spain 17 April 2009
  • USA 22 April 2009 (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • Netherlands 23 April 2009
  • Turkey 1 July 2009
  • Slovakia 9 July 2009 (Artfilm Festival)
  • South Africa 23 July 2009
  • Australia 25 July 2009 (Melbourne International Film Festival)
  • Chile 18 August 2009 (Sanfic)
  • Finland 29 August 2009 (Espoo Film Festival)
  • India 1 September 2009
  • Greece 1 May 2010 (Festival of Solidarity for Palestinian People)
  • USA 13 August 2010 (New York City, New York)

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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