Mr. Riklis’ unnerving filmmaking style didn't smother the several critical points that are brought up about the conflict, turning the film into a bittersweet experience that leads to a variety of distinct feelings and sensations like sadness, loss, compassion, and liberation. (3.5 stars)
A delicate story that treats tough issues with great humor and even handedness. The title of this film has actually been changed to "A Borrowed Identity"; it's about an Arab-Israeli student who borrows the I.D. of a Jewish friend, and assumes his identity because he is tired of being treated like an Arab. Instead of focusing on this mutual animosity, Riklis relishes in the humor that can be found, and the love, too.