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Rebellious and outgoing Smadar can't stand types like Mirit. Mirit, introverted and frightened, keeps away from the likes of Smadar. But the two are thrown together as they are assigned to a patrol in Jerusalem as part of their compulsory military service. Their job is to stop Palestinian passersby, to ask for their identity cards, and to write down their details on special forms. You don't move from this place, don't sit down, don't smoke, don't eat, don't talk on your cell phones, says their commander, leaving them alone on the street with their patrol forms. What will they do now? This is the story of two 18-year-old girls who are busy with their own worlds--falling in love, break-ups, and the volatile relationship between the two--in an attempt to ignore the political reality in a city that slowly makes its way into their lives. As women, this film is our own way of soul searching, about our army service and the occupation


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DistributorIFC Films
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2 theaters
Running Time1 hr 38 min
In Release319 days/45 weeks
Widest Release6 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Feb 16-1875$5,630-2-$2,815$5,6301
Feb 16-19
Presidents' Day wknd
Feb 23-2597$949-83.1%1-1$949$10,6602
Mar 9-11104$926-2-$463$12,0954
Mar 16-18112$737-20.4%2-$368$13,3595
Mar 23-2592$2,915+295.5%5+3$583$18,3216
Mar 30-Apr 1109$581-80.1%2-3$290$20,4647