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Beyond the Walls is a israelien film of genre Drama directed by Uri Barbash released in USA on 15 february 1985 with Mohammad Bakri

Beyond the Walls (1984)

Beyond the Walls
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Released in USA 15 february 1985
Length 1h43
Directed by
Genres Drama
Rating67% 3.3850853.3850853.3850853.3850853.385085

Beyond the Walls (Hebrew: מאחורי הסורגים‎, MeAhorei HaSoragim, lit. "Behind the Bars") is a 1984 Israeli film directed by Uri Barbash co-wrote with Eran Preis. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.


The story takes place in the high-security block of the central Israel Prison Service jail. Uri and Issam are the leaders of the Israeli and Palestinian prisoner groups, respectively. After a musical performance in the prison, a row breaks out between Hoffman, a Jewish inmate, and a Palestinian. When Hoffman is killed, the security officer initiates a fight between the sides, pinning the blame for the murder on Issam's cell. Doron, the only Jewish prisoner in the Arab cell, is asked to sign a document implicating Issam in the crime, but refuses and commits suicide. He leaves a note saying that his cell was not responsible for the crime. As a result, Uri and Issam begin a general hunger strike, and make personal sacrifices in order not to break it.


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