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2 brothers in search of new lives ★★★
In the cool, trim French drama "Aliyah," now at Facets, everything good and true folds together with everything diagrammatic in a key scene, at a cafe, when one character draws another character an actual diagram of their relationship. The one with the pen, played by Adele Haenel, is a young Parisian woman, a gentile, falling for the story's protagonist, a Jewish drug dealer portrayed by Pio Marmai, who has some of Eric Bana's charm and intensity.
August 23, 2013