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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 (as Raya Meddine)
Joelle Rizk ...
Katia
Mahfouz Barakat ...
William Maswani
Mahmoud Mabsout ...
Mr. Naim
Bader Haddad ...
Alia's Mother
Youssef Emalhoub ...
Alia's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Bosta l'autobus  »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

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LBP 42,867,916 (Lebanon), 4 December 2005
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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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A Great Lebanese Movie!
30 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Very rare Lebanese movies are a masterpiece! But this one really is! This movie tells the story of a guy which has left Lebanon like most of it's youth , and when he comes back he wants to put the old Lebanese dancing "Dabke" with the new themes , and a society of dancing wants to stop him because they think he is corrupting it, and so begins his quest across Lebanon to show all people his created dance.

This is a great movie for Lebanese and not Lebanese people , because it shows most of Lebanon's great views , recommended for all fans of the musical genre and non fans of the musical genre too.

A must see!


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