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102 Ratings

Live and Become

Va, vis et deviens

Directed by Radu Mihăileanu
Israel, Italy, 2005


In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews. In turn they are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9-year-old boy. Upon arrival this second mother dies.

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Live and Become Directed by Radu Mihăileanu

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2005 | 5 wins including: Label Europa Cinemas

César Awards

2006 | Winner: Best Original Screenplay

2006 | 3 nominations including: Best Film

Vancouver International Film Festival

2005 | Winner: Most Popular Film

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

2006 | Winner: Special Jury Award

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