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Les petites guerres (1982)

Lebanon, 1975. How Tahal, an affluent young man becomes a warlord ; how Soraya, the girl he leaves behind, tries to help him in abducting a businessman ; how Nabil, a press photographer ... See full summary »

Director:

Maroun Bagdadi

Writers:

Maroun Bagdadi, Kamal Kassar (dialogue)
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Cast overview:
Soraya Khoury Soraya Khoury ... Soraya
Nabil Ismaïl Nabil Ismaïl ... Nabil
Roger Hawa Roger Hawa ... Talal
Reda Khoury Reda Khoury ... La mère de Talal
Youcef Hosni Youcef Hosni ... L'oncle de Soraya
Rifaat Tarabay Rifaat Tarabay ... Selim
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Lebanon, 1975. How Tahal, an affluent young man becomes a warlord ; how Soraya, the girl he leaves behind, tries to help him in abducting a businessman ; how Nabil, a press photographer deals drugs under the cover of the civil war and poses as the hero he aspires to be but is not at all... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama | War

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Country:

France | Lebanon

Language:

French | Arabic

Release Date:

9 February 1983 (Georgia) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Wars See more »

Filming Locations:

Beyrouth, Lebanon

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Mono

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Color | Color (Fujicolor)
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One of the most important films about Lebanese war.
14 February 1999 | by HERTZ-2See all my reviews

Taking place in 1975, the year of the beginning of the civil war in Lebanon, "Petites guerres" explores the situation from the point of view of the young generation. It seems that the old Lebanon is dead and the new Lebanon is driven to chaos by a bunch of young people who will gradually lose their ideologies. Two solutions remain: leave the country (the aeroport is an important place in the lebanese films about war) or be part of the violence. This is what happens to Talal, Souraya and Nabil. Nabil will even take a picture of himself claiming that he is dead and a martyr of war to protect himself from real death in a country where everyone is finally in a manner or another dead. Note the first scene in which Souraya (who is Bagdadi's wife in life) carries the portrait of Fouad who died recently. The picture is in fact Bagdadi's own portrait. This scene becomes very emotional if we place it in 1993, the year in which Bagdadi accidently died. The scene becomes a real document.


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