Like a modern Jacques Tati with a hint of Buster Keaton, the director, writer, and actor, Elia Suleiman, embodies another silent version of himself, coming up with new, even subtler and more ingenious ways to portray the Palestinian ghettoisation. This time, in search of homeliness, Suleiman's alter ego travels from Nazareth to Europe, making the first stop at picturesque Paris to promote his movie, and then, off he goes to bustling New York City. There, he meets his friend, the actor, producer, and writer, Gael García Bernal, who is eager to lend a hand; however, it seems that his film is not Palestinian enough. But, when confronted with life's inherent absurdity, what else is there to do but sit back and stare in bewilderment?
Tarik Kopty....Old Neighbour
Kareem Ghneim....Young Neighbour
George Khleifi....Waiter in Restaurant
Ali Suliman....Brother 1 in Restaurant
Faris Muqabaa....Brother 2 in Restaurant
Yasmine Haj....Sister in Restaurant
Asmaa Azaizeh....Bedouin Woman (as Asmaa Azaizy)
Grégoire Colin....Man in Metro
Vincent Maraval....French Producer
Claire Dumas....Ambulance Woman
Antoine Cholet....Ambulance Man
Eric Cornet....Homeless Man
Yumi Narita....Japanese Woman
Kengo Saito....Japanese Man
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.