Lemon Tree (2009)

Lemon Tree
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 46mins.
Genres Drama, Romance, Foreign
Keywords legal, political
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Marcia Riklis Associate Producer n/a 171 3000009
Eran Riklis Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Suha Arraf Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Ira Riklis Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Dudi Zilber Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Eran Riklis Producer n/a 3 3000004
Moshe Edery Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Leon Edery Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Michal Engel Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Rainer Klausmann Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Ashi Milo Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Herve Buirette Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Gil Toren Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000003
Rona Doron Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Miguel Merkin Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Tova Ascher Editor n/a 172 7000001
Habib Shehadeh Hanna Music n/a 120781 8000001
Michael Eckelt Producer n/a 3 3000003
Antoine De Clermont-Tonnerre Producer n/a 3 3000002
Makram J Khoury Actor Abu Camal 1 1000006
Amos Lavie Actor Captain Jacob 1 1000007
Amnon Wolf Actor n/a 1 1000008
Tarik Copty Actor Abu Hussam 1 1000005
Doron Tavori Actor Defense Minister Israel Navon 1 1000004
Ali Suliman Actor Ziad Daud 1 1000002
Rona Lipaz-Michael Actor Mira Navon 1 1000003
Smadar Yaaron Actor n/a 1 1000009
Liron Baranes Actor n/a 1 1000010
Michael Warshaviak Actor n/a 1 1000015
Eran Riklis Director n/a 2 2000001
Bettina Brokemper Producer n/a 3 3000001
Hili Yalon Actor n/a 1 1000014
Loai Nofi Actor n/a 1 1000013
Ayelet Robinson Actor n/a 1 1000011
Danny Leshman Actor Watchtower Guard 1 1000012
Hiam Abbass Actor Salma Zidane 1 1000001
Synopsis
Salma Zidane lives in a tiny Palestinian village on the West Bank. She is 45 years old and a widow. Her children have left home, and she is alone. When the Israeli minister of defense builds a house on the other side of the green line, Selma's lemon trees come to the attention of his bodyguards. Her trees are a security risk. They can hide terrorists and impede the bodyguards in their work. In any case, these Palestinian lemon trees simply get in the way of the powerful Minister's superior security needs. The lemon trees were planted by Salma's family many generations ago--they are synonymous with Salma's family history. Salma gets herself a lawyer. But Ziad Daud is up against a battery of clever military lawyers, all of whom are covered by the top brass. It's an unfair battle, that isn't made any easier when the 45-year-old widow falls in love with her lawyer, a divorcee ten years her junior--a scandal as far as her Palestinian neighbors are concerned. On the other side of the grove, Salma's struggle to keep her trees has not gone unnoticed. The defence minister's wife, who has become more and more lonely and unhappy as her husband's political career has blossomed, feels increasingly drawn to Salma as the unfair battle between her husband and their Palestinian neighbors drags on. An invisible bond connects these two very different women who find themselves on the brink of a new phase in their lives.