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Al-makhdu'un ()


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Set in Iraq (but shot in Syria), this is the story of three men who try to leave their impoverished and hopeless lives to get get work in Kuwait. They hire a water-truck driver to transport... See more »

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Mohamed Kheir-Halouani ...
Abou Keïss
Abderrahman Alrahy ...
Abou Kheizarane
Abdul Rahman Al Rashi
Bassan Lofti Abou-Ghazala ...
Assaad
Bassam Lotfi
Salim Kallas ...
(as Salem Klass)
Thanaa Debsi ...
Om Keïss
Najah Hafeez
Nagah Hafiz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ahmad Addas
Yolande Asmar
Saaduldin Bakdounes
Saadeddine Bakdunes
Adnan Barakat
Ali Elrawas
Laila Ghanem
Youssef Hanna
Saleh Kholoki ...
Marouane
Alaa El Din Koksh
Kamar Mortada

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Tewfik Saleh

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Ghassan Kanafani ... (novel "Men Under the Sun")
 
Tewfik Saleh ... (writer)

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Solhi El-Wadi

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Bahgat Heidar

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Farin Dib
Saheb Haddad

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Zoheir Fahmy ... sound

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Set in Iraq (but shot in Syria), this is the story of three men who try to leave their impoverished and hopeless lives to get get work in Kuwait. They hire a water-truck driver to transport them illegally across the border in the tank of his truck... Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • The Dupes (World-wide, English title)
  • Les dupes (France)
  • Mænd under solen (Denmark)
  • Petetyt (Finland)
  • Простофили (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 107 min
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Trivia Based on the novella "Men in the Sun" by Ghassan Kanafani, who was assassinated by Mossad in 1972. Kanafani had served as the spokesperson for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #6.3 (1993). See more »

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