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Within the first few minutes of “Babylon Blues” ‏(“Reach Poalim”‏), after the film’s title appears on the screen, it’s clear that something is unusual. Instead of a standard list featuring the names of the actors, a caption declares: “Shai, cinematographer ‏(35, Tel Aviv‏)” and a young man appears on the screen near an abandoned bus, holding a light meter and measuring the amount of light; “Elad, lighting...