Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Bubble

I love this 2006 Israeli film, The Bubble, by the great Eytan Fox. In fact, I love all his movies, such as Yossi and Jagger and Walk in Water. He is a master storyteller, where he can tell a story replete with political issues and make it human. Take for example, The Bubble. In the heart of it, it’s a love story, where the reality of their situation tears them apart, as one of them is a Jew and the other is a Palestinian, not to mention both are men. So, the film ends just like Mani Ratnam’s Dil Se did. Yet, there is so much humour and lightheartedness within this tragic premise.

Here, a gay man discusses the afterlife of Palestinian suicide bombers. “What do you think awaits a gay suicide bomber in heaven? Seventy virgin twinks or seventy muscled hunks? Think he can choose?”

The Bubble (Hebrew: הבועה HaBuah) is a 2006 romantic drama directed by Eytan Fox telling the story of two men who fall in love, one Israeli and one Palestinian. The title of the film refers to Tel Aviv, a relatively peaceful city in a tumultuous region and the setting of the film.

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