ZaytounHD Closed Captioning
Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download this movie.
About the Movie
In 1982, amid the Lebanese Civil War, Israeli pilot Yoni (Stephen Dorff) is shot down over Beirut and is taken prisoner by inhabitants of a Palestinian refugee camp. Among the captors is twelve-year-old Fahed, whose father obsessively tends to his prized, but sickly olive tree, refusing to replant it until the return to their ancestral land. Despite his deep-rooted hatred for Yoni, Fahed realizes he can use him to get past the border and into "Palestine" to plant his father's olive tree. The two embark on a harrowing and dangerous journey - one that tests the very boundaries of humanity. ZAYTOUN is a story of survival, reconciliation and friendship.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 33
- Fresh: 16
- Rotten: 17
- Average Rating: 5.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: In grabbing for the heart this one-size-fits-all fable sadly ignores the mind.
Fresh: Given how much Zaytoun follows the playbook, the pic's portentous ending is extraordinarily subtle, and will resonate best with those who know the history of the region.
Rotten: It's just all too breezy to have any real effect.
Fresh: The film's facile message of cross-cultural unity owes more to fairy tale than reality, but the action is slick and the story gripping.
I thought it was a great movie, brought tears to my eyes.
Reminds me that there is some good amidst the chaos of humanity.
Zaytoun means olive in Arabic. Olive the movie LOL
- Genre: Independent
- Released: 2013
- © 2012 Zaytoun Rights Ltd. - Pathe Production - Eran Riklis Productions & United Kings Films. All rights reserved.