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قبطي، اسكندر

Overview
Works: 10 works in 60 publications in 8 languages and 928 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Crime films  Fiction  Social problem films 
Roles: Director, Scenarist, Film editor, Actor, Restager , Author of screenplay, Author, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by قبطي، اسكندر
ʻAjamī = ʻAg'ami by Scandar Copti( Visual )

43 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Named after a multiethnic neighborhood in the Israeli city of Jaffa, "Ajami" is a complex and unconventional film that tells a four related stories with verisimilitude. The Israel depicted in this film is not the Zionists' shining dream or the Palestinians' bucolic Eden. Rather it is a nation riven by frustrations and resentments, a place where bitter enmity between different groups -- not just Jews and Arabs but Christian Arabs and Muslim Arabs, city Arabs and clannish Bedouins -- is endemic and reflexive, an instinctive reaction to feeling trapped by forces too overwhelming to deal with. "Ajami" begins with a shooting that's even more senseless than usual for this part of the world, an assassination that is especially upsetting because it is immediately apparent that it was a case of mistaken identity. The intended victim, who is unharmed, is an Israeli Arab teenager named Omar, who has been unintentionally enmeshed in a bloody vendetta that started when his uncle killed a member of a powerful Bedouin criminal clan. The only way out for Omer is to raise a preposterously large sum of money. Malek, a young Palestinian, slips into Israel from the occupied territories to work at the same restaurant that employs Omar. He too is desperate for money, in this case to pay for the bone marrow transplant his mother needs to stay alive. Desperate as well, but for an entirely different reason, is Dando, a Jewish policeman whose soldier brother has gone missing while on the way home from the army. The brother's disappearance has all but destroyed Dado's family, and getting some kind of closure is all he can think about
ʻAjamī = ʻAg'ami( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Arabic and Hebrew and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crime drama exploring five different stories set in an actual impoverished Christian-and-Muslim Palestinian neighborhood of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa metropolis, called Ajami
Ajami Palestine/Israel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Arabic and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ajami [Stadt der Götter]( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in Arabic and Hebrew and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ajami est un quartier de Jaffa en Israël où cohabitent juifs, musulmans et chrétiens. Omar, arabe israélien, et toute sa famille sont en danger depuis que leur oncle a tiré sur un membre important d'une autre famille ; mais Omar peine à trouver uen solution pour réparer ce drame. Malek, un jeune réfugié palestinien, doit travailler illégalement en Israël pour financer l'opération que sa mère doit subir. Quant à Dando, un policier juif, il ne désire qu'une chose : se venger de la mort de son frère..."
AJAMI( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ajami [DVD-Video]( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Undetermined and French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volkskrant filmfestival : de mooiste films volgens de Volkskrant( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Multiple languages and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tien speelfilms van verschillende regisseurs
Ajami a city in conflict( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Jaffa's Ajami neighbourhood in Israel is a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians. Stories inter-weave as we follow the fate of five Ajami residents."
Ajami by Scandar Copti( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ajami - Stadt der Götter( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nominiert für die Oscars als bester fremdsprachiger Film lässt uns AJAMI spannungsgeladen erkennen, dass alles, was wir wahrnehmen, auch anders sein kann, als wir es meinen. Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Ajami. Hier ist das Babel der Gegenwart, das Leben ein permanenter Ausnahmezustand. Verfeindete leben hier als Nachbarn auf engstem Raum. Omar, der sich in die junge Hadir verliebt hat, wird in einen Streit mit einer mächtigen arabischen Familien verwickelt und von ihrer Rache verfolgt. Ihm bleibt nur die Flucht, und dennoch kann er die Stadt und Hadir nicht verlassen. Seine letzte Chance ist, das von einem islamischen Richter festgesetzte - und unbezahlbare - Schuldgeld aufzutreiben. Auch Omars Freund Malek braucht dringend Geld, denn seine Mutter ist schwer krank. Um die Behandlung bezahlen zu können, arbeitet er illegal in Israel. Das Leben des jüdischen Polizisten Dandys nimmt eine tragische Wendung, als sein Bruder spurlos verschwindet. Zutiefst überzeugt, dass er Arabern in die Hände gefallen sein muss, schwört er Rache. Während er das Schicksal seines Bruders aufzuklären versucht, bietet sich Malek und Omar ein vielversprechendes Geschäft mit zwielichtigen Drogenhändlern. Doch die Ereignisse geraten ausser Kontrolle. Omar, Malek und Dando werden in einen hochspannenden Krimi verwickelt, der alles verändern wird
 
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Alternative Names
Ḳobṭi, Skandar 1975-

Scandar Copti

Scandar Copti director de cine palestino

Scandar Copti filmregisseur uit Israël

Scandar Copti palästinensischer Filmregisseur

Scandar Copti Palestinian film director

Scandar Copti réalisateur palestinien

Scandar Copti regista e attore israeliano

סכנדר קובטי

סכנדר קובטי שחקן ישראלי

قبطي, اسكندر 1975-

코프티, 스칸다르 1975-

スカンドラ・コプティ

斯堪達·科普提

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