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CLOSE TO HOME aka KAROV LA BAY IT
USA: IFC First Take
UK: Soda Pictures
Cast: Smadar Sayar, Neama Shendar, Sharon Raginiano, Lana Ettinger, Danny Geva, Naama Schendar, Irit Suki, Ami Weinberg, Katia Zimbris, Sandra Schonwald
Directors: Vardit Bilu, Dalia Hagar
Language: Hebrew (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 90 mins
USA Release Date: 16 February 2006 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 6 April 2007 (Limited Release - London, ICA & Screen-on-the-Hill)
In a divided city, Friendship is the last line of defence.
CLOSE TO HOME follows the daily experiences of two young Israeli women, Smader (Smadar Sayar) and Mirit (Neama Shendar), as they fulfil their compulsory military service. Patrolling the streets of Jerusalem the two have to learn to work together despite their differences in this challenging period in their lives.