Bethlehem

Synopsis: Tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the film is a raw portrayal of characters torn apart by competing loyalties and impossible moral dilemmas, giving an unparalleled glimpse into the dark and fascinating world of human intelligence.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Yuval Adler
Production: Adopt Films
  9 wins & 8 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
68
Rotten Tomatoes:
79%
Year:
2013
99 min
Website
12 Views

- Give me the gun!

- Ask nicely.

Why are you pushing?

You're not even close.

I can't shoot when youre pushing.

Who's pushing you?!

Stop it...

Sanfur!

I found it.

So?

Now we'll see who's got balls...

I'm not scared, you are.

- Ibrahim's brother is scared?!

- Shut up about Ibrahim!

Chicken...

I'll do it if you will.

Didn't you say youd go first?

No problem,

I'm first, then you.

That vest is shit.

Shoot already!

Okay, that's enough.

So youre a puss.

Your father's a pussy.

We're not stopping.

I'm first, then you.

Shoot!

Shoot or I'll kick your ass!

Looks like your brother is

planning something big.

Sanfur, I need you.

I cant. We said Thursday.

I really need your help.

Everyones at the video arcade.

Let's go.

I don't feel like it.

Take the vest with you.

Tell Jamal tomorrow

we do it for real.

How can I come now?

Our van will pick you up

from Bethlehem.

Wait in the usual place.

See you soon, buddy.

I want all roads between

Bethlehem and Jerusalem closed!

Bethlehem is closed.

The army needs more info

on the whereabouts

of the suicide bomber.

He's already hiding

in Jerusalem, I'm sure.

- Are you coming back to headquarters?

- No,

I'm bringing 'Esau' in.

Send a van to pick him up.

Bring him into Jerusalem fast.

I'll wait in the apartment.

- Leave me alone.

- Shut up.

Turn around.

- I was already searched.

- Take that out.

The other morons already

strip searched me.

Tell them to leave me alone.

Leave him alone!

I trust him like my own son,

leave him alone.

Ignore him, Sanfur.

You want to search

my underwear, too?

Look at me, Sanfur.

Ignore him. He's not here.

It's just us.

But he pushed me on purpose.

- Sit down.

- Sit down!

Come with me.

There's a suicide

bomber already inside Jerusalem.

I don't care.

This asset is out of control.

Do you understand how serious

this situation is? Do you?!

Stay out. Let me work.

That's it.

We got rid of that jerk.

What's up with you?

I made a bet with Jamal.

To see who has balls.

He chickened out.

Again with Jamal...?

He's a whimp, a coward,

and then he talks shit

in front of everyone.

What did he say?

What is it, Sanfur?

He said:

"You're Ibrahim's brother?"

You see?

What does he know about Ibrahim?

Next time I'll kill him

in front of everyone.

But I told you not to

see him anymore.

Why are you always around him?

There's always trouble with that guy!

Sit down.

I want to tell you something.

Being a man

means working, studying,

means quitting smoking

if you decide to quit.

The people we hang out with,

that's who we are.

Why do you hang out with

those losers from Beit Sahour?

Your brother has real friends,

from East Jerusalem,

not losers from Beit Sahour.

What friends?

Two years ago, you told me

Ibrahim has friends there, right?

Where do they live?

I don't know, I swear.

Maybe in the Silwan area?

Yes or no?

How should I know?!

Okay, buddy, okay...

We have an alert there's a

suicide bomber hiding in Jerusalem,

and I knew I must talk to you.

All the professionals I work with,

they don't have your talent.

That's why I get mad

when you waste your time with

those idiots from Beit Sahour.

Who were those guys from Silwan

that your brother once worked with?

Al-Arja.

Right, al-Arja.

Samm al-Arja

lives in Silwan.

His phone records show 12 calls from

Bethlehem in the past 24 hours.

- Who oversees intelligence on Silwan?

- Shadi.

Tell him to gather info so

the army can raid the house:

What it looks like,

possible entry points, everything.

Are you listening to me?

Maya...

Hold on. Something happened.

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