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494 Ratings


Directed by Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
Israel, Germany, 2009
Drama, Thriller


Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood is a melting pot of cultures and views among Jews, Muslims and Christians. Back and forth in time, and through the eyes of various characters, the ensemble piece Ajami reveals how impossible the situation actually is, with fear and love crossing all barriers.

Our take

Seven years in the making, Ajami brings the style of City of God and Gomorrah to the Holy Land, creating an explosive crime saga. A prize-winning selection at Cannes and an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film alongside The White Ribbon, A Prophet, and The Secret in Their Eyes.

Ajami Directed by Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2009 | Special Mention: Golden Camera

Academy Awards

2010 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

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