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Dawn of the World (2008)
"L'aube du monde" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  27 May 2009 (France)
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The Mesopotamian Marshes, at the delta of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, in the south of Iraq. This is where Mastour and Zahra grow up... See full synopsis »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karim Saleh ...
Riad
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Zahra
...
Mastour's mother
Sayed Ragab ...
Hadji Noh
Waleed Abou El Magd ...
Mastour
Mahmoud Nagui ...
Zingi
Mohamed Ali Keshta ...
Abou Ali
Nabil El Deeb ...
Cheik Jassim
Soheil Abdel Wahab ...
Iraqi officer
Mostafa Wagih ...
Hussein
Injy Ashour ...
Zingi's wife
Mina Soheil ...
Zahra - child
Amr Ossama ...
Mastour - child
Abou Baker Nounou ...
American soldier
Reem Rafaa ...
Oum Zoheir
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The Mesopotamian Marshes, at the delta of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, in the south of Iraq. This is where Mastour and Zahra grow up... See full synopsis »

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A madrugada do mundo  »

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by Rim Banna
From the album "The Mirrors of my soul" (2005)
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A visual and haunting poem
24 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

DAWN OF THE WORLD is a visual poem, a tragic tale that takes place in a haunting, almost mythic landscape. The simplicity of the story and the beauty of the images almost make the story seem a misty dream. Brought in pictures of utter elegance, extreme subtlety, it highlights, despite a backdrop of war and death, the noble side of human being: compassion and mercy to the weak, maintenance of integrity amid suffering… although it would not be misleading to place it in the company of the films of Mizoguchi and Satyajit Ray. It has the same generosity , the same kind of compassionate humanism, expressed with equal sensitivity and poetry. I hope one day it will be as well known as it deserves to be.


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