Forced Israeli evictions from the Gaza Strip yield tremendous personal strife for a pair of cross-cultural lovers in Disengagement, director Amos Gitai’s meditation on the complex relationship between interpersonal and national politics in the Middle East.
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Boorman's In My Country falls into the trap of trying to explain it's context to the audience, becoming a bit didactic, Gitai choses to offer his audience no simplistic outline to the events unfolding in his film. Although the film ends abruptly, the final scene is a masterfully fluid long shot and Binoche is staggeringly good. It took me 2 viewings to appreciate the intricacies of this film, but it was worth it!