Ajami Release Date: February 3, 2010

The Israeli movie “Ajami” is set in Jaffa’s multi-ethnic Ajami neighborhood, home to Jews, Muslims and Christians. The repercussions of a revenge killing reveal the cultural and religious tensions simmering beneath the surface: two young brothers fear assassination after their uncle wounds a local criminal; a young Palestinian refugee works illegally in Israel to finance his mother’s surgery; an Israeli woman and her affluent Palestinian boyfriend dream of building a life together; and a Jewish cop is obsessed with finding his missing brother.”Ajami” is a 2010 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film. The film’s U.S. distributor, is either too cheap or poor to create a poster for the film’s U.S. release, so we make do with a screenshot of the title treatment from the film’s website.

Genres: CrimeDrama
Directed By: Scandar Copti Yaron Shani
Runtime: 124 minutes
Studio: Kino