Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

24 Days
(24 jours)

Year: 2014
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 108 minutes

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January 20, 2006 begins just like any other day for Ruth Halimi, a Parisian receptionist and divorced mother of three adult children. She goes to work, buys a pair of boots for her son Ilan, and then prepares a Shabbat dinner for Ilan and daughter Yaël. Little does Ruth know, this seemingly innocuous Friday will be the preface to the most horrific experience of her life. After dinner, Ilan rushes out to get drinks with sexy Emma, whom he met at work, before his girlfriend Mony gets home. Yet, Ilan never makes it to Mony’s apartment. The following day, an anonymous email informs his family that Ilan has been kidnapped and won’t be released until they forfeit €450,000. Without money to pay the ransom, Ruth and ex-husband Didier seek help from the police. But can they trust a team of investigators, wire-tappers, and an expert negotiator to outwit a perverse anti-Semite? A true crime drama, based on Ruth Halimi’s memoir, 24 DAYS depicts an ordinary family’s confrontation with inconceivable hate. (In French with subtitles) – E.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 9:35 PM -
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:25 PM

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 1:50 PM -
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 3:40 PM

Jewish and Israeli Visions

Alexandre Arcady

Born in Algiers, 67-year-old director, screenwriter, and producer Alexandre Arcady moved to France in 1962. Since his directorial debut in 1979, Arcady has been very prolific, helming 17 dramas and comedies. At the Jerusalem Film Festival, 24 DAYS won the Jewish Experience Award.

"Le Coup de Sirocco" (1979), "Le Grand Pardon" (1982), "Le Grand Carnaval" (1983), "Hold-Up" (1985), "Last Summer in Tangiers" (1987), "L'Union Sacrée" (1989), "For Sasha" (1991), "Le Grand Pardon II" (1992), "Dis-Moi Oui…" (1995), "K" (1997), "Return to Algiers" (2000), "Break of Dawn" (2002), "Mariage Mixte" (2004), "Tu Peux Garder un Secret?" (2008), "Comme les Cinq Doigts de la Main"

Alexandre Arcady

Antoine Lacomblez, Emilie Frèche, Alexandre Arcady

Gilles Henry

Manu De Sousa

Principal Cast
Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Sylvie Testud, Eric Caravaca

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Community Partner

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

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