Christmas to your door NZ's largest range of gifts – Overnight delivery in NZ – Order up to 21 December Learn more

Festival & World Cinema Movies:

Live And Become (Va, Vis et Deviens)

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 1 rating (5.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

A lush, moving, epic drama spanning two continents and two decades, Romanian-born, Paris-based director Radu Mihaileanu's incredibly moving and highly relevant Live and Become follows the life of an Ethiopian boy who is passed off as an African Jew to escape his ravaged country. As the years pass we follow Schlomo as he becomes a teenager growing up in Tel Aviv learning about Judaism and western values – and falling in love. However he also has to experience the war in the country's occupied zones and some vicious prejudice when he discovers some Israelis cannot accept that Jews can also be black. With the help of a local leader he grows into an idealistic young medical student, and secretly writes letters to his real mother back home. Schlomo is forced to make the heart-wrenching decision about whether to admit to the deception that has shadowed his entire childhood.

Director Mihaileanu balances the challenging feat of incorporating themes of racism, religious intolerance, redemption, a sense of self and the complex realities of the immigrant experience of integrating into a new society while never forgetting the old. But in particular, he follows, step by step, the exceptional destiny of a person who gradually discovers a love of life in all its forms, and creates an engrossing, acutely observed and emotionally searing film about culture, identity and belonging.
Re-released on
September 1st, 2009
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Language
English
Subtitles
English
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Director
Studio
Genre
  • Drama
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
UPC
9398710661194
Product ID
1526300

Customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Based on 1 Customer Ratings

5 star
(1)
4 star
(0)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 120 Banana Points