Rebecca, a young American lady who has been living in Jerusalem for a while, suddenly breaks off her engagement with Julio, her Israeli fiance. In a state of emotional shock she gets into a taxi and asks the diver to take her anywhere she likes but away from the place where she broke up.
Although reluctant, Hanna, the driver, lets her accompany her to Jordan's Free Zone where she is to meet 'The American', her husband Moshe's Palestinian business partner. Once there, they realize 'The American' is not there but a Palestinian woman named Leila offers them, after much bickering with Hanna, to take them to the oasis where 'The American' lives.
Won 2005 Cannes Film Festival - Best Actress: Hana Laszlo
Nominee 2005 Cannes Film Festival - Golden Palm
Nominee 2005 Israeli Film Academy:
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Music
- Best Supporting Actress
2005 Israel Comedy/Drama, English or Hebrew with English & French Subtitles
Directed: Amos Gitai
Writers: Amos Gitai, Marie-Jose Sanselme
Natalie Portman.... Rebecca
Hana Laszlo.... Hanna Ben Moshe
Hiam Abbass.... Leila
Carmen Maura.... Mrs. Breitberg
Makram Khoury.... Samir aka 'The American'
Aki Avni.... Julio
Uri Klauzner.... Moshe Ben Moshe
Liron Levo.... Security A
Tomer Russo.... Security B
Adnan Tarabshi.... Petrol Station
Shredy Gabarin.... Oasis Man