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Juliano Mer-Khamis is a Actor and Director Brésilien born on 29 may 1958 at Nazareth (Israel)

Juliano Mer-Khamis

Juliano Mer-Khamis
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Birth name Juliano Khamis
Nationality Bresil
Birth 29 may 1958 at Nazareth (Israel)
Death 4 april 2011 (at 52 years) at Jenin

Juliano Mer-Khamis (Hebrew: ג'וליאנו מֵר ח'מיס; Arabic: جوليانو مير خميس‎; born Juliano Khamis; 29 May 1958 – 4 April 2011) was an Israeli Jewish/Palestinian Arab actor, director, filmmaker, and political activist of Jewish and native Palestinian Eastern Orthodox Christian parentage. On 4 April 2011, he was assassinated by a masked gunman in the Palestinian city of Jenin, where he established The Freedom Theatre.


Juliano Khamis (later Mer-Khamis) was born in Nazareth, the son of Arna Mer-Khamis, a
former Palmach combatant who had turned communist on experiencing disenchantment with Zionism after participating in operations to drive the Bedouin out of parts of the Negev, and Saliba Khamis, an Israeli Arab of Eastern Orthodox Palestinian Christian descent who was an intellectual as well as one of the leaders of the Israeli Communist Party in the 1950s. He was called Sputnik Khamas at birth. He had two brothers, Spartacus and Abir. His maternal grandfather was Gideon Mer, a scientist who pioneered the study of malaria during the British Mandate.
His father abandoned their household when he was 10 years old. He attended school in Haifa.
His cousin is Palestinian hip-hop singer Shadia Mansour.

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Filmography of Juliano Mer-Khamis (13 films)

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Would You Have Sex With an Arab?, 1h25
Directed by Yolande Zauberman
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Documentary films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Juliano Mer-Khamis
Roles lui-même
Rating58% 2.9224252.9224252.9224252.9224252.922425
Dans les bars de Tel Aviv, la nuit, la réalisatrice demande à des jeunes Juifs s'ils auraient des relations sexuelles avec des Arabes, et à des jeunes Arabes s'ils feraient l'amour avec des Juifs. Chacun donne son avis, avec plus ou moins d'explications, sur le symbole que cela peut représenter pour eux (beaucoup l'ont déjà fait) ou au contraire leur refus. Des jeunes issus de familles mixtes (un parent juif, l'autre arabe) sont également interviewés. Le film recueille aussi les témoignages du journaliste Gideon Levy et de l'acteur Juliano Mer-Khamis, de mère juive et de père arabe, assassiné en 2011 par des Palestiniens à Jénine.
Miral (2010)
, 1h52
Directed by Julian Schnabel
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Politique, Political films
Actors Hiam Abbass, Freida Pinto, Alexander Siddig, Yasmine Al Masri, Yasmine Al Massri, Julian Schnabel
Rating62% 3.1491853.1491853.1491853.1491853.149185
A chronicle of Hind Husseini's effort to establish an orphanage in Jerusalem after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, the Deir Yassin Massacre, and the establishment of the state of Israel.
Salt of This Sea, 1h49
Directed by Annemarie Jacir
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Saleh Bakri, Suheir Hammad, Danny Glover, Juliano Mer-Khamis
Roles Hiking Leader
Rating67% 3.395053.395053.395053.395053.39505
Soraya, 28 ans, est une Américaine née et élevée à Brooklyn. Elle décide un jour de renouer avec ses origines et se rend en Palestine, le pays natal de son grand-père. A Ramallah, elle désire récupérer l'argent placé dans une banque par ses grands-parents, mais apprend que le compte n'existe plus. Avec deux compagnons de rencontre, Emad et Marwan, elle entreprend de braquer la banque. La réussite de l'opération les lance dans une longue cavale à travers le pays...
Kedma (2002)
, 1h40
Directed by Amos Gitaï
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Moni Moshonov, Juliano Mer-Khamis, Sendi Bar, Yaël Abecassis
Roles Moussa
Rating58% 2.9015552.9015552.9015552.9015552.901555
The film is a historical tragedy set during the opening stages of Israel's 1948 War of Independence. The film follows the fate of a group of refugees from the Holocaust who are illegally brought to Israel by the Palmach. When they arrive, they are chased by British soldiers. Once they escape, they are immediately drafted into the war, and take part in a grueling battle against Arab irregulars. The film centers on two long monologues, one by an Arab peasant who pledges to oppose the Jews forever; and one by an emotionally demolished refugee who laments the seemingly endless suffering of his people. Gitai intended the film to be a more realistic answer to the romanticized depiction of the war in Otto Preminger's Exodus. The final shot of Kedma is identical to the final shot of Preminger's film.
The Last Patrol, 1h35
Directed by Sheldon Lettich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Dolph Lundgren, Juliano Mer-Khamis, Ze'ev Revach
Roles Jesus
Rating37% 1.8648051.8648051.8648051.8648051.864805
An earthquake measuring 9.5 on the Richter Scale splits California into an island with a perpetual dustcloud hanging over it. The survivors of the terrible ordeal have started to come together in the shape of Nick Preston (Dolph Lundgren) an air force captain, and other fractions of the military, including Sarah McBride (Sherri Alexander) and Lucky Simcoe (Joe Michael Burke), and have situated themselves in a warfare junkyard, holding weaponry from forgotten conflicts. They are searching for food, fuel and fellow survivors, and a possible path into the next world, while also dodging a violent plague that causes the skin to boil.
Kippur (2000)
, 2h3
Directed by Amos Gitaï
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Juliano Mer-Khamis
Roles le capitaine
Rating62% 3.1449253.1449253.1449253.1449253.144925
It is October 6, 1973, and Egypt along with Syria have continued their undeclared war on Israel by launching attacks in the Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights. Weinraub (Liron Levo) and his friend Ruso (Tomer Ruso) are Israeli citizens who are called up through a military draft to fight in the surprise conflict. The two make their way to the Golan Heights to locate their reserve unit which they served under during their military training. However, during the chaotic circumstances, they never find it, and end up sleeping by the side of the road.
Day After Day
Directed by Amos Gitaï
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Moshe Ivgy, Hanna Maron, Juliano Mer-Khamis, Nataly Attiya, Keren Mor
Roles Jules
Rating58% 2.912542.912542.912542.912542.91254
La vie compliquée de Moshe à Haïfa. C'est le deuxième volet d'une trilogie sur les villes israéliennes.
Under The Domim Tree, 1h42
Directed by Eli Cohen
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Gila Almagor, Juliano Mer-Khamis, Ohad Knoller, Riki Blich
Roles Ariel
Rating66% 3.332123.332123.332123.332123.33212
The film follows the lives and struggles of several teenagers, focusing on Aviya, an Israeli sabra whose father was killed in 1939 in Israel and whose mother suffers from mental illness. The youths, most Holocaust survivors and all orphans, live in a communal farming village.
Night Terrors, 1h38
Directed by Tobe Hooper
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Robert Englund, Juliano Mer-Khamis, Chandra West, Alona Kimhi, Zoe Trilling, William Finley
Roles Mamoud
Rating35% 1.76851.76851.76851.76851.7685
A young girl travels to Cairo to visit her father, and becomes unwillingly involved with a bizarre sadomasochistic cult led by the charismatic Paul Chevalier, who is a descendant of the Marquis de Sade.
Wedding in Galilee, 1h40
Directed by Michel Khleifi
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Makram J. Khoury, Juliano Mer-Khamis
Roles Officer
Rating67% 3.389693.389693.389693.389693.38969
The film takes place in a Palestinian village ruled by an Israeli military governor. At the start of the film the village is under a curfew. The village mayor, muktar, wants to celebrate his son's wedding with the traditional elaborate ceremony despite the curfew. The Israeli military governor initially refuses, but finally allows the wedding to take place on the condition that he and his staff are invited.
Esther Forever
Directed by Amos Gitaï
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Mohammad Bakri, Juliano Mer-Khamis
Roles Haman
Rating61% 3.094533.094533.094533.094533.09453
Inspiré de l'histoire du personnage biblique : Esther.
The Little Drummer Girl, 2h10
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Diane Keaton, Klaus Kinski, Sami Frey, Thorley Walters, Eli Danker, Julian Firth
Roles Julio
Rating60% 3.048033.048033.048033.048033.04803
Set in Europe and the Middle East, the plot follows the Mossad's clandestine attempt to flush out a PLO bomber named Khalil. To capture him, they kidnap and later kill his brother, then recruit an anti-Zionist American actress named Charlie to impersonate the dead man's girlfriend, hoping Khalil will contact her. Charlie does everything the Mossad asks of her, but as she goes deeply undercover, she questions just how far she should go before reaching a point where she is unable to escape.


Arna's Children
Directed by Danniel Danniel, Juliano Mer-Khamis
Genres Documentary
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Documentary films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Rating80% 4.0434054.0434054.0434054.0434054.043405
Le documentaire raconte l’histoire de quelques jeunes combattants palestiniens de Jénine, dont certains ont été tués par les forces israéliennes. Enfants, ces jeunes faisaient partie d'une troupe théâtrale fondée par Arna Mer-Khamis, la mère du coréalisateur Juliano Mer Khamis.