watch later

like

have seen

remove

Tel Aviv on Fire (2019)Tel Aviv on Fire (2019)

Tel Aviv on Fire (2019)

A charming political satire

Comedy

7.0

movie

Belgium, France

Arabic, Hebrew

Funny

2019

Sameh Zoabi

Kais Nashif, Laëtitia Eïdo, Lubna Azabal

100 min

Synopsis

Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise - until the soldier and the show's financial backers disagree about how the show should end, and Salam is caught in the middle.

Our Take

7.0
Bilal Zouheir

This funny and charming movie is about a Palestinian slacker named Salam who works on a famous Israeli soap opera. Each day, he has to pass a tough Israeli checkpoint to get to work and in an attempt to make things easier for himself, he agrees to change the ending of the soap opera to please the officer in charge of the checkpoint. At the same time, a temperamental French actress and his Palestinian love interest wish for opposite endings to the show. Stuck between love and politics, Salam has to navigate a complex situation to please all sides. There are a lot of hummus jokes.

Add your review

What did you think? Who should watch it?

Next up

More like this in

Arabic

Immigrant Stories

Funny

Comedy

Rushmore (1998)

7.9
Wes Anderson’s signature wit is on full display in this instant classic

watch later

like

have seen

remove

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
best
8.6

A quiet kafkaesque nightmare lashing out at an inhumane healthcare system

watch later

like

have seen

remove

The Secret of the Grain (2007)
best
8.5

The saga of one immigrant's life in Southern France

watch later

like

have seen

remove

The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020)
best
8.0

A Syrian man becomes artwork in this fascinating drama based on a true story

watch later

like

have seen

remove

Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020)
7.9

A darkly hilarious portrait of the inevitability of death

watch later

like

have seen

remove

Hello, Love, Goodbye (2019)
7.0

A blockbuster portrait of love overseas

watch later

like

have seen

remove

Bagdad Café (1987)
7.0

A fun West German movie set in a route 66 motel

watch later

like

have seen

remove

The Hand of God (2021)
8.0

A fun ode to Naples from Paolo Sorrentino

watch later

like

have seen

remove

Defending Your Life (1991)
7.4

An early 90s romcom with a contemplative, philosophical edge

watch later

like

have seen

remove

Broadcast News (1987)
best
8.0

A romantic and bittersweet drama set in the hectic world of TV news

watch later

like

have seen

remove

© 2022 agoodmovietowatch, all rights reserved. While we migrate to our new design, all premium content and features are temporarily available to all users. Contact us if you have any feedback or questions.

We are home to the best movie and TV show suggestions across streaming platforms and across over 20 countries. Netflix, Amazon, Amazon Prime, and Hulu are trademarked brands, all rights reserved. We don't have any affiliation with Netflix or any other VOD providers. All images, names, and trademarks are copyright and the property of their respective owners.