Live and Become

22nd January 2012

A stirring and uplifting tale of racial and religious assimilation.  In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews. In turn they are secretly carried to Israel escaping famine and war. The day before the transport is due to leave, the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9 year old boy. This is his story. Live and Become is one of those films that touches your heart and stays with you.

12 cert – 2005 – Dir: Radu Mihaileanu
150 mins – Lang: French
Cast: Yael Abecassis, Roschdy Zem, Moshe Agazai

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Filed Under: Season 2011-12