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 ...
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In the aftermath of the 1967 defeat, four young Lebanese try to figure out their places in a society whose rules seem to have changed. It proved to be an extraordinary anticipation of the ... See full summary »
Ezzat El Alaili,
Joseph Bou Nassar
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.
Nada Abou Farhat,
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
One of the most important films about Lebanese war.
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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