WorldCat Identities

Harel, Amir

Works: 48 works in 105 publications in 8 languages and 4,170 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Short films  Comedy films  Animated films  Romance films  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Amir Harel
al-Jannah al-ān = Paradise Now by Hany Abu-Assad( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and Arabic and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Saïd and Khaled are walking time bombs. With explosives strapped to their bodies, the two young Palestinians slip into Israel, planning a suicide mission in Tel Aviv. Anything or anyone change their minds? ... Tells the story of these two lifelong friends, and their mission of doom. Hany Abu-Assad directs, shooting this harrowing thriller in locations made equally harrowing by real-life missile attacks, exploding land mines, suspicious Palestinian factions and Israeli occupied forces, and the kidnapping of a crew member. ... Provides no easy answers. Instead ... lays bare the humanity and the horror for all to see, to ponder, and perhaps to change"--DVD sleeve
Walk on water( Visual )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery/thriller. Eyal is a professional hit man for the Mossad, the Israeli Secret Service. His latest mission is to track down ex-Nazi officer Alfred Himmelmann, rumoured to still be alive
Meduzot = Jellyfish( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in Hebrew and German and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batya, a struggling waitress, cares for a mysterious child that appeared to her out of the sea. Newlywed Keren nurses a broken leg and a ruined honeymoon. Filipino migrant worker Joy tries to support her son back home. A reflection on making connections and confronting destiny in a deconstructed urban landscape
Une bouteille à la mer by Thierry Binisti( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Hebrew and French and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une bouteille à la mer: Less than a hundred kilometers separate Jerusalem and Gaza. Jerusalem is home to Tal, a 17-year-old recent French immigrant, and Gaza is the home of Naïm, a 20-year-old Palestinian confined there. After witnessing a bombing at her local café, Tal refuses to accept that only hatred can exist between two peoples. She slips a message into a bottle and tosses it into the Gaza Sea. From such a beginning, can a friendship follow?
Yossi & Jagger = Yosi vẹ-G'ager by Eytan Fox( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on a true story, Yossi & Jagger portrays the love affair of two Israeli officers in a remote army base on the Israeli-Lebanese border. They are commanders, they are in love, and they try to find a place of their own in an oppressing and rigid system, which sends them to defend a cause they do not necessarily believe in"
Massa'ot James Be'eretz Hakodesh = James' journey to Jerusalem by Raʹanan Alexandrowicz( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Hebrew and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows the adventures of James, a devout Christian making a pilgrimage from his African village to the Holy Land. He becomes part of the migrant labor workforce in Tel Aviv and pursues his religious quest-- until he gets a little taste of fortune by turning the tables on his employers."--Container
$9.99 by Tatia Rosenthal( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Hebrew and English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unemployed 20-something man finds that the answers to the meaning of life can be found in a book. Soon his path crosses some of his more unusual neighbors, all looking for something missing in their lives
Yossi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Hebrew and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sequel to Yossi & Jagger finds the closeted Dr. Yossi Hoffman reminiscing about his lover ten years after his death. However, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings
The komediant( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Yiddish and English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arriving in 1924, Pesachʹke Burstein, the dancing-singing comedian, quickly became a leading figure in the Golden Era of Yiddish theater. On stage, he would meet, fall in love with and eventually marry raising star Lillian Lux. Embarking together on triumphant overseas tours as a couple, they soon became the parents of twins. Before long the children, Mike and Susan, were given stage names and accompanied their parents on tours. In time, the pressures of theatrical life would take its toll on the family
Children of the sun by Ran Tal( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Hebrew and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of the first kibbutzim in Israel were born in the early 20 th century to youthful parents, full of hope. They have been called "Children of the Sun", because they considered them children of the "Sun of Nations" Revolution in Israel. They were born into a eutopia and were destined to become the "New Man". They were educated in a ideological society that aspired to replace the traditional family with the collective one, to subjugate the will of the individual in favor of the common good and a life of equality. "Children of the Sun" tells the story of the journey in search of a society's memory and the concepts that have passed from the world. The film is a collage comprised of over eighty amateur films. Rare footage that was shot at the kibbutzim between 1930 and 1970, rare recordings and conversations with family and friends. The tapestry of rare materials from which the film is compiled creates both a very personal and very public story, a form of super story about one of the most fascinating myths of the Zionist movement in the Land of Israel
Joy = Mukhraḥim lehiyot śameaḥ by Joe Lawlor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Hebrew and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joy Levine, oversized but with an enormous heart, is chosen to throw a surprise party for her parents for the television show, "Gotta Be Happy." The theme of the show, to be aired right after Yom Kippur, is forgiveness. Joy has to get all of her parents' estranged friends to the party to achieve a reconciliation, but the price she must pay is sharing a dark secret that has hung over the Levines for 22 years
Blush( Visual )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Hebrew and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naama is seventeen and bored. Living in a sleepy suburb outside Tel Aviv, she spends most of her time drinking and partying in order to escape from her bickering parents at home. Everything changes when Dana, a free-spirited new girl shows up at school. Naama can't help but fall madly in love, but while the relationship gives her life new meaning, it also inspires a sexual and personal awakening that she can hardly control
A Bottle in The Gaza Sea by Thierry Binisti( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Tal has emigrated from France to Jerusalem with her family. She writes a letter expressing her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Palestinians. She slips the letter into a bottle, and her brother throws it into the sea near Gaza, where he is carrying out his military service. A few weeks later, Tal receives an e-mail response from a mysterious 'Gazaman', a young Palestinian named Naim. Thus begins a turbulent but tender long-distance friendship
Shuḳruṭ by Amir Harel( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Hebrew and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cutting the pain( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Hebrew and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cutting the Pain reveals layer by layer the soul of a man who fights for his life and keeps coming up against inner demons that give him no peace. The surprising finale awakens speculation about the complicated connections between body and soul
Under the same sun( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the Same Sun is a brave mockumentary parable that imagines the dramatic consequences of an unlikely business partnership between an Israeli and a Palestinian, and shows that idealism could be a catalyst for change in the war-torn region
Dimona twist( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Hebrew and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven women arrive in Israel by ship in the 1950s and 1960s and are sent straight to Dimona, a town recently established in the desert. They now open up and share their life stories that have never before been told from their perspectives. What happened during the first fifteen years to the girls and women who arrived with their families from North Africa and Poland and found themselves building a town in the middle of the desert? They talk about the pain of leaving their homes behind, about poverty and the difficulties of adjusting in their new homeland, and about their determined attempts to create rich and meaningful lives. In the film Dimona Twist, which mixes between conversations with the protagonists and private and public archives, they recount the struggles they took part in and the insights they gained, with humor, sorrow and dignity
Yossi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in Hebrew and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sequel to Yossi & Jagger finds the closeted Dr. Yossi Hoffman reminiscing about his lover ten years after his death. However, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings
Stefan Braun( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Hebrew and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 16 years have passed since furrier Stefan Braun passed away, but for Eliezer Rath, his lover and life-partner for 39 years, Stefan's heart is still beating. Eliezer has recorded hundreds of tapes in which he tells Stefan about the events of the day, sings to him, and includes him in his thoughts and longings. Their love story began in the 1950's in a young conformist state where homosexuality was outlawed. After Stefan's death, Eliezer Rath was forced to prove his love for his life-partner. He is confronted by Stefan's cohesive family who raise doubts and suspicions about Stefan's last days in light of the will he left behind. Conversations held between Eliezer and Stefan's family, rare recordings, personal diaries, hundreds of stills and old 8mm films tell the fascinating and complex love story of furrier Stefan Braun and tailor Eliezer Rath
James' journey to Jerusalam( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in Hebrew and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the imaginary village of Entshongweni, very far from western civilization, the young James is chosen to undertake a mission--a pilgrimage to Holy Jerusalem. But Israel is no longer the Holy Land that James and his people imagined. At the airport, James is suspected of trying to infiltrate the country in order to work illegally. He is jailed and destined for deportation. Inside the dark cell, as James prays to God to allow him to complete his mission, a miracle occurs. A mysterious stranger posts bail for him. But it soon becomes clear that James' freedom has come at a price--his savior is a manpower agent, who rescues illegal migrant workers in exchange for employing them in hard labor jobs. From then on, James' journey to Jerusalem turns into an unpredictable journey"--Ra'anan Alexandrowicz in the Internet Movie Data Base (viewed Oct. 15, 2004)
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al-Jannah al-ān = Paradise Now
Walk on water$9.99
Alternative Names
הראל, אמיר