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

 -  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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Cast

Credited cast:
Nada Abou Farhat ...
Zeina
Georges Khabbaz ...
Tony
Rawia Elchab ...
Hotel Receptionist
Bshara Atallah ...
Journalist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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 ...
Le père de Zaynab
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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Very Good!
15 January 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This is a really good film. And due to the fact that it was shot during the actual crisis gives it a documentary feel. Complimented with that is the superb acting of the lead characters. It's like real life unfolding on screen - the rampant destruction, needless pains & senseless atrocities of the war. The rustic music also suits the storyline perfectly.

A couple sequences though didn't quite fit into the flow of the story:

  • the sex scene seemed unnecessary and the breaking down of the car at


the very end seemed like a little forced upon melodrama.

Would recommend this movie to anyone who is in a mood to find out how the Middle East politico-religious crisis affects a common citizen.


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