Fifteen years after a traumatic explosion in his native Beirut, Kamal Maf'ouss returns from France, where he was nationalized and become a composer-choreographer. He reassembles youth ... See full summary »
Fifteen years after a traumatic explosion in his native Beirut, Kamal Maf'ouss returns from France, where he was nationalized and become a composer-choreographer. He reassembles youth friends from his late pa's multicultural school. They pimp a decommissioned school bus to tour the country in preparation of Lebanon's annual festival of the choral dance-song genre Debka. Opinions clash on their modern, cosmopolitan version of a traditional genre, even among their friends and family, while other personal problems complicate matters further. Written by
I'm Canadian Lebanese, my auntie brought me this film from Lebanon as a present telling me it's a hit in Lebanon... at first i thought that it was another low-budget movie with bad actors and didn't really want to watch it...But then having nothing to do, i gave it a try and it changed my whole view about Lebanese movies: the direction was great(same for the camera shots) the quality of the image was comparable to a western movie, the actors did a big effort, the story and dialogs were excellent... the movie also deals with lots of Lebanese every day troubles and it makes the whole religious segregation between Lebanese just not worthy and ridiculous(i see a lot of those things when i go to Leb every summer) the movie also opened my eyes on what Lebanese can achieve...
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