Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New review: Love, Theft and Other Entanglements…

Electronic Intifada, 20th July 2015

Mousa, played by Sami Metwasi, is a thief whose latest job is a vehicle which contains a gagged and bound Israeli soldier, something he finds out only after he has started selling off parts of the car. The resistance fighters need the soldier back so that they can force the Israelis into an exchange of prisoners. The Israelis, of course, will happily use violence and blackmail to stop the swap.
What follows is a deftly constructed, brilliantly acted chase through the chaos into which Mousa’s life descends. Brought up in a refugee camp, working for a bullying boss on an Israeli construction site and living with a (justifiably) angry father who wants him to pull his life together, Mousa just wants to get out of the occupied West Bank.

The full article is here.

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