The Milky Way (1999)

The Milky Way
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 43mins.
Genres Drama, Historical
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mohammad Bakri Actor Mahmmud 1 1000001
Suheil Haddad Actor Mabruq 1 1000002
Makram Khouri Actor The Mukhtar 1 1000003
Yussef Abu Warda Actor Military Governor 1 1000004
Mahmmud Jazi Actor Ahmad 1 1000005
Salim Dhau Actor Muhammad 1 1000006
Mihaela Mitraki Actor Jamilah 1 1000007
Ahmad Abu-Salom Actor n/a 1 1000008
Khaled Awad Actor n/a 1 1000009
Amal Murkus Actor n/a 1 1000010
Gassan Abbas Actor n/a 1 1000011
Lutuf Neser Actor n/a 1 1000012
Mahmmud Kadah Actor n/a 1 1000013
Maisaa Hamees Actor n/a 1 1000014
Ali Nassar Director n/a 2 2000001
Ali Nassar Producer n/a 3 3000001
Muhammad Bakriah Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Ali Nassar Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ghalib Sha'ath Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Amnon Salomon Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Era Lapid Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tova Asher Editor n/a 172 7000002
Nachum Heiman Music n/a 120781 8000001
Yael Rubin Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Synopsis
Set in 1964 in an unnamed village under Israeli military rule since 1948, a local half-wit Mabruq loses his parents during a period of forced exile while the object of his affections, Jamilah, has been mute since seeing her mother killed. Both people are examples of the type of casualty that emerges in the region. The Mukhtar, head of the local elder's council, mediates between the interests of the village and the military governor who runs the region. When Iraeli authorities discover that work permits have been forged, the Mukhtar points the finger at an innocent but politically troublesome schoolteacher Ahmad. He's subsequently beaten and taken to jail. However, Mabruq's fanatic handyman Mahmmud is determined to find the real culprit.