Rent Divine Intervention (2002)

3.3 of 5 from 85 ratings
1h 30min
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Synopsis:
Packed with witty visual gags, comic vignettes and moments of spectacular fantasy, 'Divine Intervention' portrays the mood of the escalating conflict in the Middle East with wicked and subversive humour. Palestinian director Elia Suleiman himself plays the central character who cares for his ailing father in Jerusalem whilst conducting an affair with a Palestinian woman living in Ramallah. Barred from moving between the two cities, the lovers are forced to share their intimate moments in the shadow of an Israeli army checkpoint, from where they observe the daily feuds between the troops and civilians.
Recalling the comic genius of Jacques Tati and deadpan delivery of Buster Keaton, Suleiman's bravaura film is a passionate and surreal depiction of the political and human situation in the occupied territories.
Actors:
, Manal Khader, George Ibrahim, Amer Daher, , Lufuf Nuweiser, Read Masarweh, Bassem Loulou, , Naaman Jarjoura, Rama Nashashibi, Saiman Natour, Fairos Hakim, Khalil Jarjoura, Hamada Shamout, , Azi Adadi, , Bsoul Ahmas, Zahl Aleimi
Directors:
Voiced By:
Michel Piccoli
Writers:
Elia Suleiman
Others:
Elia Suleiman
Aka:
Yadon Ilaheyya
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Countries:
Israel, Comedy, Romance
Awards:

2002 Cannes Jury Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
26/05/2003
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
Arabic Dolby Digital 2.0, Hebrew Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Elia Suleiman interview
  • Director biography and filmography

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Reviews (2) of Divine Intervention

Very slow - Divine Intervention review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
07/06/2005

This film was so slow and hard to follow - certainly not a comedy except for one or two laughs. Awful and not worth the 8 rating.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Desperately unfunny - Divine Intervention review by DQ

Spoiler Alert
18/06/2021

It's not long before you get the painful realisation that the rest of the film is going to continue in the same format - deadpan characters in absurd situations.

A bit of enjoyment might be gained in trying to guess how the 'funny' scenario will conclude - nil else.

So not funny.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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