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Live and Become


Nov 30, 2005

Latest Home Video

Dec 30, 2008

MPAA Rating

Not Rated


Yael Abecassis


Menemsha Films

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When the Israeli government sends a convoy into the Sudan dessert to bring back their Ethiopian bothers, the invitation is extended only to those of the Jewish faith. Unfortunately, Schlomo (Moshe Agazai) and his mom (Meskie Shibru Sivan) are Christians. Realizing this rescue mission is the only hope of escape from the deplorable refugee camp, the desperate mother lies about their religion and send her son anyway, praying he will be given a chance to Live and Become.

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Why Is Live and Become Rated Not Rated?

Live and Become is rated Not Rated

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The life and death realities of a refugee camp set the backdrop for this movie about a young boy, sent to Israel, and told to lie about his parentage and religion. The backsides of some naked children in a shower are shown. The practice of circumcision is mentioned, and later a Rabi about to perform this procedure is seen holding a scalpel. Characters discuss the atrocities they’ve faced, which includes starvation, depravation of water, murder, rape and mob violence. Fistfights and a beating are depicted, one where a character sustains a bloody wound. A young man accepts an invitation from a prostitute, who sits on his lap and undoes his shirt. A married couple kisses passionately, and then later exchanges some sexual remarks when they crawl into bed together. Some social drinking is portrayed. A few mild profanities and two extreme sexual expletives are used.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

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A young boy who escapes from a concentration camp also carefully guards the secret of his true identity in the movie I Am David. Another Jewish family struggles with the cultural impact of immigrating to America in the film Avalon. A lonely orphan finds a new home with an elderly brother and sister in the classic Canadian tale Anne of Green Gables.

Canadian Movie Ratings

Not Rated
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Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: Pendin

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