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Under the Bombs -- 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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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Ample doses of realism in director Philippe Aractingi's film about war. See more (14 total) »


  (in credits order)
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
Ahmad Chaalan ... Volontaire de la croix rouge
Georges Chahine ... L'ami de Tony
Roy Bu Daher ... Volontaire de la croix rouge
Najat Darwish ... Saïda - dans l'école
Akila Dawi ... Saïda - dans l'école
Ali Dawi ... Saïda - dans l'école
Haifa El Khatib ... La femme de la station service
Zaynab El Sayed ... Saïda - dans l'école
Mohamed Fakih ... Saïda - dans l'école
Antonio Feghali ... Le religieux
Orla Guerin ... La journaliste de la BBC
Hussein Hadraj ... Volontaire de la croix rouge
Harwan Hijazi ... Saïda - dans l'école
Nadine Kahil ... Volontaire de la croix rouge
Hussein Koudouh ... Ami d'Ali
Sawsan Mawaseen ... Saïda - dans l'école
Ali Mcheimech ... Le vieillard
Hadi Medhi ... Tarek
Selti Meixner ... Journaliste
Mohamed Mroueh ... Saïda - dans l'école
Paul Rafael ... Ami d'Ali
Mounifeh Salameh ... La tante de Tony
Wallid Sallah ... Saïda - dans l'école
Amin Saïd ... Ami de Tony
Sultan Sleiman ... Journaliste
Hanna Snarberg ... Journaliste
Aycha Takach ... Saïda - dans l'école
Emilie Tannous ... La religieuse
Noémie Videau ... Journaliste
Sami Yarbek ... Volontaire de la croix rouge

Directed by
Philippe Aractingi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Philippe Aractingi 
Michel Léviant 

Produced by
Philippe Aractingi .... producer
Hervé Chabalier .... producer
Claude Chelli .... executive producer
François Cohen-Séat .... producer
Maya Hariri .... co-producer (as Maya Zouai-Hariri)
Joffrey Hutin .... co-producer
Nathalie Leyendecker .... executive producer
Henri Magalon .... co-executive producer
Paul Raphael .... producer
Bruno Seznec .... co-producer
Original Music by
René Aubry 
Lazare Boghossian 
Cinematography by
Nidal Abdul Khalek 
Film Editing by
Deena Charara 
Production Management
Benedicte Gardies .... post-production manager
Elisabeth Giusti .... production manager
Nathalie Juchet .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bshara Atallah .... first assistant director
Hiba Njahdi .... second assistant director
Anjo Rihane .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Mouhab Chanehsaz .... sound recordist
Fabien Devillers .... sound re-recording mixer
Rana Eid .... sound editor
Piste Rouge .... sound: studio
Bruno Seznec .... sound studio manager
Bruno Seznec .... sound supervisor
Visual Effects by
Franck Ravel .... color artist
Editorial Department
Franck Ravel .... colorist
Other crew
Sébastien Bouyges .... production assistant
Aurore Jactat .... legal
François Sauvagnargues .... fiction director: ARTE

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Also Known As:
"Sous les bombes" - France (original title)
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98 min
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Lebanon's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category.See more »


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Ample doses of realism in director Philippe Aractingi's film about war., 7 August 2014
Author: FilmCriticLalitRao from FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world

It is not possible for human beings to show same emotions on all occasions.In life there are moments when drama becomes comedy.This is exactly what happens in French film "Sous Les Bombes" /Under the bombs. This is a comedy based on richness of human experiences during times of war when people try not to lose their heads over small matters.This is a film which has adopted a convenient road movie format to communicate its message of peace and harmony.It is precisely due to this format that this film's two main characters are able to unwind and reveal their true nature.Director Philippe Aractingi has decided to get his film made during actual times of war.This gives a lot of authenticity to this film. It is due to such a tough yet necessary decision that we get to comprehend atrocities of war.Actors Elham Abbas and Iman Affara play their leading roles with great conviction.To conclude, we can state that "Sous Les Bombes" is a good film but it has its fair share of TV film aesthetics. This is the only drawback of this film.

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