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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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21 March 2008 (UK) See more »
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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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Cast

  (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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Lovely, haunting, 5 April 2009
Author: jbrooksci from Cook Islands

This movie was chosen by filmmovement.com. Often I find the movies they chose to lack heart and leave the viewer bereft in some way. This is the exception. True, the subject matter is devastating. However, the way it is handled is so delicate that it somehow inherently contains a message of hope. I have seen this movie several times, and find that the characters have stuck with me. I've not gotten enough of them.. I want their story to continue. I will, however, caution the viewer: if you don't want your political consciousness raised, you must stay away from this movie. It in no way coerces the viewer; it simply offers such a different perspective, you can't help but be redirected in subtle ways. Well done to the entire cast and crew of this movie.

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