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Foreign Letters (2012)

04/22/2012 (US) ComedyDrama 1h 40m

A story of friendships without borders

Overview

A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best friend back home. Suffering from homesickness, language difficulties and rejection at school, life brightens when she meets Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee her age. As the two bond and become inseparable, they eventually hurt each other, and Ellie must find a way to restore their trust. Based on director Ela Thier's personal immigration experience, Foreign Letters is a film about poverty, prejudice, shame, and the healing power of friendship.

  1. Ela Thier

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Noa Rotstein

    Ellie

  2. Dalena Le

    Thuy

  3. Ela Thier

    Ellie's mother

  4. Udi Razzin

    Ellie's Dad

  5. Daphna Thier

    Daphna Thier

    Dalia

  6. Laura Camien

    Mrs. Carol

  7. Uri Thier

    Ellie's Grandfather

  8. Virginia Hastings

    ESL Teacher

Full Cast & Crew

Foreign Letters
Foreign Letters

Status Released

Original Language English

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