Strangers (Zarim) is a 2007 Israeli experimental fictional film directed by Guy Nattiv and Erez Tadmor that is set during the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 2006 Lebanon War. It is the first feature film that they made together and was developed from an award-winning 2004 short of the same name.
Strangers opens in Berlin during the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Rana Sweid (Lubna Azabal), a Palestinian from Ramallah currently living in Paris, meets Eyal Goldman (Liron Levo), an Israeli who grew up on a kibbutz, after they accidentally switch bags on a train. They eventually strike up a friendship and decide to watch the World Cup together. Their budding romance is cut short when Rana is mysteriously called back to France and asks Eyal to stop seeing her. Despite her request, he seeks her in France. They are then faced with the 2006 Lebanon War as Eyal is drafted by the Israel Defense Forces.
|author||Guy Nattiv, Erez Tadmor|
|keywords||2006 fifa world cup 2006 lebanon war budding romance draft fifa world cup israel israel defense forces kibbutz lebanon war palestinian palestinian people ramallah world cup|
|musicBy||Eyal Leon Katzav|
|producer||Tami Leon, Chilik Michaeli, Shai Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi|
|theme||avant-garde and experimental independent|