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Captain Abu Raed (2008)

 |  Drama  |  6 February 2008 (Jordan)
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When an old airport janitor finds a captain's hat in the trash, he gets pulled into the lives of children in his poor neighborhood. He weaves imaginary stories of his world adventures to offer hope in the face of their harsh reality.

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Rana Sultan ...
Nour
Hussein Al-Sous ...
Murad
Udey Al-Qiddissi ...
Tareq
Ghandi Saber ...
Abu Murad
Dina Raad-Yaghnam ...
Um Murad
Mohammad Qteshat ...
Hilal
Nadim Mushahwar ...
Sameh
Faisal Majali ...
Ziad
Lina Attel ...
Nour's Mom
Ali Maher ...
Nour' s Dad
Khaled Al-Safi ...
Ali
Rami Samara ...
Rami
Ayat Najah Abd Al-Sadeq ...
Petra (as Ayat Daoud)
Khuloud Khaled Issa ...
Khuloud
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Abu Raed is an old airport janitor who has always yearned of seeing the world but has never been able to afford to travel. One day a group of children in his poor neighborhood assume he is a pilot and beg him to share stories of the world outside of Amman, Jordan. Through imaginary tales a friendship forms and he finds the grim realities of the children's home life. He takes it upon himself to make a difference. Written by Anonymous

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An unlikely airport janitor makes a difference in the life of a boy in his poor neighborhood. See more »

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Jordan's official selection for the 81st Academy Awards (2009). In the category, Best Foreign Language film. See more »

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It would be unlikely that a pilot of Noor's age (early thirties) would have acquired enough seniority to be a pilot or co-pilot of the wide bodied aircraft Royal Jordanian use to fly to New York. See more »

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2 June 2012 | by (palestine) – See all my reviews

A Jordanian movie? that's the first thing that popped in my head when I first heard about this at the Sundance film festival which as everyone knows is a very prestigious indie festival, because I've seen all kinds of Arabic films:Algerian, Lebanese, Palestinian but never heard of an international Jordanian movie and that's basically what made me interested and asking and searching for it,and thank god I did because I discovered an Arabic master piece of humanity ,beauty,love,perseverance, sacrifice, devotion and hope all in one man who has one goal an life: to see people happy and living their dreams although he didn't and wasn't disappointed about that he was a saint and he preferred to die than to be contaminated with the vices of society, he only saw goodness in people and made up excuses for bad people. maybe some would say he was living in an imaginary unreal world but he chose it rather than living in despair after his child and wife's death, he refused to take the easy way because real saints can't be turned into demons and taking that easy road would have made him one. abu raed is the symbol of true love and hope. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BRILLIANT WORK


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