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14 Ratings

Close to Home

Karov La Bayit

Directed by Vardit Bilu, Dalia Hager
Israel, 2005


Smadar and Mirit, both 18 years old, are assigned to patrol the streets of Jerusalem together as part of their military service. Worlds apart in their personality their initial frosty relationship changes to friendship as they deal with their own emotional issues…

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Close to Home Directed by Vardit Bilu, Dalia Hager

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2006 | 2 wins including: C.I.C.A.E. Award (Forum of New Cinema)

What are people saying?

  • El Biffo's rating of the film Close to Home

    Israeli chick flick about two women on duty asking Arabs for I.D.. Vaguely socially conscious, as if that could be a selling point for this film which could've been something if it had tried a bit harder. It has it's moments, like when one young soldier says she doesn't know what an Arab looks like and her C.O. looks at her like she's crazy, or when one man says "What if I don't give you I.D.? What will you do?" 3.6

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