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Bosta (2005)

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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 »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Rodney El Haddad ...
Kamal Maf'ouss
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Alia
Nada Abou Farhat ...
Vola
Liliane Nemri ...
Arzeh
Omar Rajeh ...
Omar
Mounir Malaeb ...
Toufic
Bshara Atallah ...
Khalil
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Isabelle
Joelle Rizk ...
Katia
Mahfouz Barakat ...
William Maswani
Mahmoud Mabsout ...
Mr. Naim
Bader Haddad ...
Alia's Mother
Youssef Emalhoub ...
Alia's Father
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Khaled Abdallah
Rouwelda Attieh
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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 KGF Vissers

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15 March 2006 (United Arab Emirates)  »

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Writer/director Philippe Aractingi appears in the movie as one of the judges in the dance contest. See more »

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Lebanon at it's best....

One of the best Lebanese movies out there. good production, very authentic acting, a well outspoken movie. Now if any of you don't know anything about Lebanon or think Lebanon is another product on the food chain, go see the movie, you'll see Lebanon in its extremely well put plot detailing its variable ethnic groups, its freestyle thinking, creative planning etc... this movie depicts a man who intents to regroup his old friends including an ex-lover to form a Dabke band (Dabke is the national dance of Lebanon. It can be danced by men, women, or both, with different steps and different rhythms being more common in different areas of the Middle East. Dabke is a dance of community, often performed at weddings and other joyous occasions. it is also a dance of solidarity and a way of expressing nationalism and the age-old presence of art and culture in a positive way. The dabke leader is supposed to be like a tree, with arms in the air, a proud and upright trunk, and feet that stomp the ground in rhythm, emphasizing their connection to their land. Its meaning in Arabic is "stomping of the feet," and stomping, as well as jumping and kicking, are moves that characterize the dabke in a unique manner) and travel throughout the country and show off this new Techno-Dabke band called the Digi Dabke. Watching the film will allow you to see multiple sceneries depicting Lebanon's superb climate and landmark and showing the Lebanese people at their best. The film emphasizes also on the need to maintain one's root and consider them as an essential output to ones originality and character.

Believe me, whether you're the fan of the genre or not this film is a must see for all fans of movies out there.it has potential and something special that everyone must see to understand.


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