IFC Films | Release Date: April 17, 2009
Summary: Lemon Tree is Eran Riklis' engaging human drama of one woman's struggle to preserve her way of life in the midst of political turmoil. The wonderful Hiam Abbass is Salma, a Palestinian widow who earns her living tending to her late father's lemon grove. When an Israeli government minister moves next door and declares the grove a potential security threat, Salma struggles to defend her peaceful livelihood. Personal drama gives way to political controversies as Salma forms an unexpected bond with the minister's lonely wife, and takes her protest - with the help of her young lawyer - all the way to the Israeli Supreme Court. (IFC Films)
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Runtime: 106 min
Production: Eran Riklis Productions
Genres: Drama
Countries: Germany, France, Israel
Languages: English, French, Arabic, Hebrew
Home Release Date: Nov 3, 2009
Director Credit
Eran Riklis Director
Writer Credit
Eran Riklis Writer
Suha Arraf Writer
Cast Credit
Ali Suliman Ziad Daud
Amnon Wolf Leibowitz
Amos Lavi Commander Jacob
Danny Leshman Private Itamar Aka Quickie
Doron Tavory Defense Minister Israel Navon
Hiam Abbass Salma Zidane
Hili Yalon Sigi Navon
Jamil Khoury Son-In-Law
Liron Baranes Gilad
Loai Nofi Nasser Zidane
Makram Khoury Abu Kamal
Rona Lipaz-Michael Mira Navon
Smadar Jaaron Tamar Gera
Tarik Kopty Abu Hussam
Yair Lapid Himself - The TV Presenter
Producer Credit
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre Co-Producer
Bettina Brokemper Co-Producer
David Silber Executive Producer
Eran Riklis Producer
Ira Riklis Co-Producer
Johannes Rexin Line Producer
Leon Edery Executive Producer
Michael Eckelt Co-Producer
Moshe Edery Executive Producer