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Zozo (2005)

A Lebanese boy gets separated from his family during the civil war and ends up in Sweden.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Imad Creidi ... Zozo
Antoinette Turk ... Rita
Elias Gergi ... Zozo's grandfather
Carmen Lebbos ... Zozo's Mom
Viktor Axelsson ... Leo
Charbel Iskandar ... Zozo's father
Yasmine Awad ... Zozo's grandmother
Jad Stephan ... Zozo's brother Dani
Tatiana Sarkis ... Zozo's sister
Elie Stello ... Amil
Fidel Béchara ... Riad
Fouad Hojeij ... Headmaster Lebanon
Abdallah Jabbour ... French Teacher
Nazem Issa ... Kaak Salesman
Elias Abdul ... Bread Salesman (as Elias Abdul Ahad)
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A Lebanese boy gets separated from his family during the civil war and ends up in Sweden.

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There is always hope.

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Drama | War

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Зозо  »

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SEK 39,000,000 (estimated)
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The director, Josef Fares, began his life in Lebanon and came to Sweden as a young child, just like Zozo. See more »

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Great film
21 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

The movie deals with the agony of a young Lebanese boy who witnesses the death of his family and is when he is finally sent to live in Sweden with his grandparents, finds himself out-casted in a foreign society.

Josef Fares, cleverly represents the Lebanse society living through a horrible situation. The characterization and narrative allow the audience to strongly connect with the film as it something that we as Lebanese feel deeply connected with, having being affected by the civil war in one way or another.

From the technical side, the cinematography and use of visual effects were very well done again, inviting the audience into the world of the film. As an aspiring Lebanese filmmaker, it gives me a great feeling to know that there are talented Lebanese filmmakers all over the whole who still believe and are devoted to developing the Lebanese film industry. I strongly applaud director Josef Fares and I look forward to watching more of his films.


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