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A Borrowed Identity

A promising Arab student brought up in Israel attends a top-tier boarding school in Jerusalem, but his ethnicity leads to a life-altering choice.

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An excellent cast, a solid script, and a few surprises about the little-known circumstances of life as an Arab-Israeli citizen make A Borrowed Identity an absorbing film.

Gifted Eyad (Tawfeek Barhom), a Palestinian Israeli boy, is given the chance to go to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. As he desperately tries to fit in with his Jewish schoolmates and within Israeli society, Eyad develops a friendship with another outsider, Jonathan (Michael Moshonov, Lebanon) a boy suffering from muscular dystrophy, and gradually becomes part of the home Jonathan shares with his mother, Edna (Yael Abecassis, Kadosh, Alila, To Live and Become).

After falling in love with Naomi (Daniel Kitsis), a Jewish girl, he leaves school when their relationship is uncovered, and he discovers that he will have to sacrifice his identity in order to be accepted. Faced with a choice, Eyad will have to make a decision that will change his life forever. (C) Strand

Director
Eran Riklis
Cast
Tawfeek BarhomYaël AbecassisMichael MoshonovAli SulimanDaniel KitsisMarlene BajjaliLaëtitia EïdoNorman IssaKhalifa NatourKais NatourLoai NofiRazi Gabareen
Genres
Dramas, International Dramas, Dramas based on Books, Dramas based on contemporary literature
Country
Israel
Language
Arabic, German, Hebrew, English
Available
Oct 27 2015
An excellent cast, a solid script, and a few surprises about the little-known circumstances of life as an Arab-Israeli citizen make A Borrowed Identity an absorbing film.