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In Alexandria, Egypt, the synagogue of the once largest Jewish community in the world is about to be shut down. To prevent this, Ben, an ultra-Orthodox Jew from Brooklyn visiting Jerusalem, is dispatched to Egypt as the crucial tenth man needed for the Pesach ceremonies. However, a series of misfortunes leaves Ben stranded in the Sinai Desert after missing his plane and being ejected from a bus. His last hope lies with Adel, a grouchy Bedouin in search of his lost camel.

As Adel’s car breaks down, their predicament becomes a fight for survival in the unforgiving desert. Despite being rescued by the monks of St. Catherine, Ben’s health deteriorates rapidly. The fate of the Alexandria community hangs in the balance. Can they be saved?

This delightful comedy takes off with moments of profound empathy and cross-cultural understanding as Ben and Adel navigate their unexpected journey together, offering a heart-warming exploration of human connection and resilience in the face of adversity.

Sponsored by:
Ellen Hamer and Gerald Hamer
Yael and Jeremy Horwitz
Lorne Greenberg
The Lutsky Families
Bob Markin
Irv Laskin and Naomi Kronitz
Mel Ackerman and Ellen Flanders
Geoff Danzig and Jack Sniderman

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The in-person screening has passed.

Festivals and Awards

  • Winner: One Future Prize - Munich Film Festival, 2023
  • Winner: Best Production - Bavarian Film Awards, 2023

Screening Details

Film Info

Year2022
CountryGermany
DirectorStefan Sarazin, Peter Keller
CastLuzer Twersky, Hitham Omari, Makram Khoury
Runtime 120 min
LanguageEnglish, Hebrew, Arabic w/English subtitles
Genre

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