Disengagement (film)

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© 2007 Studio Canal
Directed by Amos Gitai
Produced by Nicolas Blanc
Laurent Truchot
Pierfrancesco Fiorenza
Written by Amos Gitai
Marie-Jose Sanselme
Starring Juliette Binoche
Jeanne Moreau
Dana Ivgy
Liron Levo
Cinematography Christian Berger
Edited by Isabelle Ingold
Distributed by Studio Canal
Release date
  • September 6, 2007 (2007-09-06) (Venice Film Festival)
Running time
115 minutes
Country France
Language English

Disengagement (Désengagement) is a film directed by Amos Gitai, starring Juliette Binoche, with Jeanne Moreau in a supporting role. The film is a French/Italian/Israeli co-production, and was shot in France, Germany and Israel. It is the third film of Gitai's Border Trilogy.

The film premiered at the 2007 Venice Film Festival in an out-of-competition slot.[1] Following this the picture played at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.[2]


Following the death of her father, Ana (Binoche) and her adopted brother Uli (Liron Levo) meet in Avignon. It is stated in her father's will that Ana can't receive her inheritance until she has found the child she abandoned as a teenager. This journey leads her to Gaza during the 2005 Israeli disengagement, a time fraught with danger and uncertainty.


Critical reception[edit]

The film received largely positive reviews from Variety[3] and Screen International.[4]


  1. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (2007-08-17). "'Disengagement' set for Venice - Cannes Film Festival". Variety. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  2. ^ Toronto fills calendar with global diversity Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Scheib, Ronnie (6 September 2007). "Review: ‘Disengagement’". Variety. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Dan Fainaru (6 September 2007). "Disengagement [review]". Screen Daily. 

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