April 1, 2011, - 3:53 pm
Many people are worried about “Miral,” the Palestinian propaganda film directed by a spoiled, self-hating Jew. But I’m not so worried. The movie is a disjointed, kitchen sink full of the cure for insomnia. I truly hope this is the best they can do. ‘Cuz it’s just awful. Even the most liberal, anti-Israel movie critics are ripping it to shreds. And rightfully so. Counting the nose hairs of your fat, old neighbor across the street is far more exciting and worthy.
Freida Pinto: Is This the Face of a Bad Actress w/ a Laughable Arabic Accent? Yup
The best part of “Miral” was the footage of the Israeli flag raised as Israel becomes a nation in 1948. And it’s all downhill from there. As I always say, pillow talk is the most effective form of speech. And since far-left Jewish American director Julian Schnabel is “dating” (euphemism) Palestinian Muslim Rula Jebreal, it apparently didn’t take much convincing for him to direct this waste-of-time movie based on her Palestinian Muslim propaganda book of the same name.
But it apparently took too much convincing to get Schnabel to make an interesting film, and for that, I’m thankful. I’ve never seen a more ineffective, boring attempt by Palestinian Muslims to get us to favor their lies about Israel. I struggled to stay awake, and yet I laughed at the awful fake Arabic accents of lead actress Freida Pinto (who is from India–maybe they couldn’t find anyone beautiful enough who was a Palestinian Muslim?) and co-star Omar Metwally (an American who is half Egyptian/half Dutch). If this silly, boring mess is the best Muslims can do to get us to favor their pan-terrorism, we are batting 1,000.
The most interesting part of this movie was the part in the credits thanking the World Zionist Organization and Steven Spielberg for providing footage of Israel and Israeli soldiers. Why did they help this Palestinian Muslim propaganda effort? The movie also thanks poet/songwriter Marcel Khalife, whose work, as I’ve previously noted on this site, encourages Islamic terrorism and is used by Hezbollah as inspiration in its terrorist attacks against Israel. I called him, “Islam’s Wagner.” And, yet, this movie pretends to be about peace and non-violence. “Pretends” is the key word.
I will get to the “story”–if you can call it that–but first it’s important to point out some of the absolutely glaring mistakes that make this fraud of a movie even less believable. The main character, Miral (Pinto), is the daughter of a “brother” of the Al-Aqsa mosque. And, yet, she and her mother gallivant around in sleeveless dresses, mini-skirts, and uncovered hair. A woman whose father/husband works as a religious employee of Al-Aqsa mosque will be covered head to toe, from hijab to thobe to socks. But I guess Schnabel and his wardrobers know we’ll be less sympathetic to terrorists and pan-terrorists covered in sheets.
So, here’s the “story” of this awful tripe: the movie begins with a scene of a Christmas party with Palestinian concubine Vanessa “Zionist Hoodlums” Redgrave, where she introduces a woman to her nephew, a U.S. soldier and U.N. employee played by Willem Dafoe. Why either of these people are in the movie–other than that we know Redgrave loves Islamic terrorists–I haven’t a clue, and we don’t see them after the beginning of the movie, thank G-d.
A Palestinian woman in Israel is repeatedly raped by her father, with her mother’s approval. Eventually, she runs away and becomes a belly dancer at an Israeli bar. But on the bus, one day, a Jewish woman calls her an “Arab whore” and she slaps the woman, giving her a bloody nose. She is sentenced to six months in prison for the slap. This is another technical inaccuracy. The majority of Israelis are Sephardic Jews, mostly Jews from Arabic and Muslim countries. Most of them look exactly like Arabs, so there is no way a Jewish woman on a bus would know, just from looking at an Arabic woman’s face, that she was an Arab and not a Sephardic Jew.
In jail, the belly dancer meets another Palestinian woman who is in jail for life for trying to bomb a movie theater full of Jews. Ultimately, the belly dancer marries the would-be bomber’s brother, played by Alexander Siddig, the Al-Aqsa Mosque employee. They have a daughter, Miral. Miral’s mother commits suicide and her father, Siddig, takes Miral to a Palestinian girl’s school, led by actress Hiam Abbass.
It’s important to note that, while this movie is about alleged atrocities against Palestinians, as I’ve noted on this site before, actor Siddig’s own family committed atrocities, as his uncle headed Sudan, while Black Christians were wiped out by his Muslim thugs. Pot. Kettle. Black. Alexander Siddig (who is, by the way, the ex-boyfriend of “Sex and the City’s” Kim Cattrall).
While at the school, Miral and the other girls are taught non-violence, a message her father, the Al-Aqsa Mosque leader, also impresses upon her. That’s another myth. In general, Palestinian schools are HAMAS recruitment and training grounds, and back in the ’80s, when much of this movie takes place, they were P.L.O. recruitment centers. As for Al-Aqsa Mosque, its leaders and employees are closely tied with Islamic terrorists and openly support their behavior. So much for accuracy.
The same goes for the Black Palestinians we see sprinkled throughout every scene in the movie, as if there were Black Palestinians in 1948 or even the 1980s. There simply weren’t any then. Today, there are some Black Palestinians, who somehow became “Palestinians” because they are the kids of Black slaves to White Palestinian Muslim Arabs. But Schnabel never lets reality and facts get in the way of trying to make us think that Israelis are attacking the Black people (when in reality, Israelis have sent thousands of doctors over the decades to help Blacks in Africa, Haiti, etc., and brought thousands of oppressed Black Jews from Ethiopia into the country.)
We’re treated to scene after scene and discussion after discussion about the evil Israelis who “torture” and shoot Palestinians and bulldoze their homes, but not a single note about how the homes bulldozed are those of terrorists and bomb makers. We’re told by schoolmistress Abbass that the stones and cacti were a Palestinian village destroyed by Israelis, but not a single scene of the Jewish graves being pissed into by Palestinians and the gravestones being made into sidewalks and building materials by Palestinians.
And after all of that “education” about how bad the evil JOOOOS are, we now have a background for “why” Miral becomes a terrorist. Miral gets involved with Hani (Metwally), who is involved with the P.L.O. She wants to help them in their terrorism against the evil Jews, she’s learned to hate. After she is caught by Israeli soldiers and jailed, she is forced to go to the bathroom in the interrogation chair to which she is shackled. Um, been there, seen that. The producers of “Public Enemies” (read my review) did the same thing to make the FBI look bad, shackling John Dillinger’s girlfriend to a chair and forcing her to go to the bathroom. Hey, Hollywood, come up with something new to make the good guys look bad.
At the end of the movie, Miral goes to a hotel where they are negotiating the failed Oslo Accords. She meets a journalist played by real-life reporter Nina Burleigh. If her name sounds familiar, it’s because she’s the one who announced she’d gladly give Bill Clinton oral sex for keeping abortion legal.
Miral tells Abbass, her school headmistress and surrogate mom, about the signing of the accords and how there will be a Palestinian state and Abbass is happy, after all of her education of Palestinian girls in the evils of Israel and the Jews.
But it’s important to note that Abbass, who has acted in many anti-American and anti Israel movies, including “The Visitor” (read my review) and “Lemon Tree” (read my review), is an Israeli citizen. I don’t see her running to give up her Israeli passport for one with HAMAS’ or Fatah’s name at the top. She makes a better living IN Israel, from Israeli self-hating Jews than most Israelis–Arab OR Jew–make. The Jewish Israeli director of “Lemon Tree,” far-left Eran Riklis, is–no surprise–thanked in the credits of “Miral.” Riklis, Abbass, Schnabel–they are all commiseraters in their sick anti-Israel/anti-Semitic circle jerk.
Yup, she’s a hypocrite. And that’s the case for all of those who made this absolutely yawn-worthy, waste of time flick.
One final note on the movie: the posters for this film show a cute, innocent-looking girl (Pinto) and ask, “Is this the face of a terrorist?” But, in fact, as I’ve noted many times over the years, a ton of women–cute, ugly, and in between–are Islamic terrorists. Their faces are irrelevant. It’s their diabolical hatred for Jews, Christians, Westerners, and anyone not Muslim that’s equally ugly inside and which makes them terrorists. Yet another example of the trite but true adage, beauty is only skin deep. But Islamic hatred of others courses through the blood and every organ.
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