Live and Become details
|Starring:||Yael Abecassis, Roschdy Zem, Moshe Agazai, Moshe Abebe, Sirak M. Sabahat|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
Live and Become
|Run time:||2 hours 22 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 Apr 2010|
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A moving storyBy a customer from Cambridge, England , 19 Jul 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]Such a gripping story that after the first few minutes you forget their are sub-titles.
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Five stars for this film ...By Katya1 (53 reviews) , 09 Dec 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a beautifully made film and I was engrossed by it from start to finish. It deals with the exodus of African Jews to Israel, and ensuing racism, but also with lots of other things that are to do with being human. A great film.
Brilliantly MovingBy Cato (774 reviews) from Lydbury North , 15 Oct 2013A long film at two and a half hours, but so moved by it that I watched it all again. This film should have been made a lot more of when it was first released, yet the Radio Times Guide to Films doesn't even mention it!
What a wonderful film!By a customer , 10 Sep 2013What a wonderful film. I was utterly absorbed. A very sad but also uplifting story of a young boy from Ethiopia sent to Israel by his mother, but he isn't Jewish! What a trauma for a nine year old. I cried buckets, but loved this very involving story.
Absorbing and InspiringBy 5ft7offootballheaven (300 reviews) from London , 13 Nov 2012For once a lot of the hyped up blurb on the front is close to being correct. If you have read Cutting for Stone it has that kind of multi location / decade out of Africa element to it.
I liked it. Very interesting take on the evacuation to Israel of the Ethiopian Jews in the mid nineteen eighties. There are some good twists and a refreshing non reliance on stereotyped one dimensional characters.
Give it a go.
Sad for families torn apart by famine and circumstancesBy a customer , 29 Jul 2012I love watching world cinema and having lived in Israel for a couple of years was interested in this movie out of curiosity. A very well acted movie with a story that is very moving, if not somewhat idealistic. It's interesting to know the story of Ethopian Jews and you can't help but feel very strongly about the storyline, if you have a heart. The ending is a bit far-fetched, but then again so many are, so I was not disappointed. Just wish real life was so kind. Makes me feel so sad for people torn away from their families in the hope of a better life, and the torment faced by not only those left behind but those who have been sacrificed to a 'better' life, even when decisions made on their behalf can cause such longing for what's (who's) been left behind. BTW, the theme music played during the end credits is simply beautiful.