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Under the Bombs (2007)
"Sous les bombes" (original title)

TV-14  |   |  Drama, Romance, War  |  21 March 2008 (UK)
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In the wake of Israel's 2006 bombardment of Lebanon, a determined woman finds her way into the country convincing a taxi cab driver to take a risky journey around the scarred region in search of her sister and her son.

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Tony
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Hotel Receptionist
Bshara Atallah ...
Journalist
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Elham Abbas ...
Saïda - dans l'école
Iman Affara ...
Saïda - dans l'école
Zahra Ali ...
Saïda - dans l'école
Ali Maerouf Amer ...
L'enfant Ali
Ali Azour ...
Le chauffeur de camion
Georges Bajem ...
Ami de Tony
Ali Bakri ...
Le policier
Kamal Balhas ...
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Zaynab Balhas ...
Zaynab
Mohamed Bashasha ...
Le responsable port de Saïda
Inaya Bazzi ...
Saïda - dans l'école
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Under the bombs, a woman searches for her son. A man accompanies her. They have nothing in common. Toni is Christian and dreams of leaving the country. Zeina is Shiite, and has emigrated to Dubai. Back in Lebanon to try and save her son, she realizes she doesn't want to leave anymore. And yet, despite this all, Toni and Zeina will love each other, as a kind of response to the death striking all around them. Written by Anonymous

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Pro-People - Great Film
23 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not sure why this film isn't rated higher. Its really good. The other review does a good job explaining why its good. (an amazing achievement, part documentary, part drama, great acting, great story, great cinematography) I will add, it is not pro-hezbollah, its not pro-Israel, its anti-war. However it is told from the perspective of a Lebanese woman, so if you are really pro-Israel and pro-war and pro-killing people, you will probably not like it.

Really depressing. So if you want feel-good and redemption, don't go see it.

It has a great love story too. Its complicated and not trite at all.

This is a unique touching film


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