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Lemon Tree


Salma Zidane (Abbass) is a Palestinian widow living on the edge of the West Bank, eking out a living from a small lemon grove on her property that abuts the fence marking the Israeli border on one side. When the Israeli defense minister moves into the house across the fence, the secret service claims the lemon grove is a threat to the minister’s safety and orders Salma to cut it down. Under the silent, sympathetic eye of the minister’s wife Mira (Rona Lipaz-Michael), Salma defies the authorities...more

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74 out of 100 Metascore®

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