Kedma
Kedma (2003)

Set seven days before the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, a small rusted ship with a group of survivors from Shoah is welcomed to the new territory by the shooting of British troops trying to forbid them from disembarking and by… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 11, 2004
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Holden
New York Times

For all its provocation, Kedma is an often dull, incoherent film, and its characters remain frustratingly sketchy.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Apesar do ritmo irregular e dos personagens mal delineados, oferece uma visão complexa e polêmica sobre o longo conflito entre judeus e árabes, o que me leva a recomendá-lo.

Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

While minimalist in its presentation, the film becomes nearly operatic in its intensity.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Mesmerizingly bad filmmaking.

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Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Seems slow and aimless for half of its running time, but the last stretch is riveting and thought-provoking.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Gitai has made a quirky film about the origins of the state of Israel that provides insights into the source of present day Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The characters prove nothing more than patchy sketches and the drama simply evaporates.

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Leslie Katz
culturevulture.net

The film's "message"...is treated with such a heavy hand, that it'd almost be manipulative - if it weren't ultimately boring.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Whether you agree with Gitai's views or not, the film's flaws make watching Kedma an unpleasant chore.

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