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

Director:

Josef Fares

Writer:

Josef Fares
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Imad Creidi Imad Creidi ... Zozo
Antoinette Turk Antoinette Turk ... Rita
Elias Gergi Elias Gergi ... Zozo's grandfather
Carmen Lebbos Carmen Lebbos ... Zozo's Mom
Viktor Axelsson Viktor Axelsson ... Leo
Charbel Iskandar Charbel Iskandar ... Zozo's father
Yasmine Awad Yasmine Awad ... Zozo's grandmother
Jad Stephan Jad Stephan ... Zozo's brother Dani
Tatiana Sarkis Tatiana Sarkis ... Zozo's sister
Elie Stello Elie Stello ... Amil
Fidel Béchara Fidel Béchara ... Riad
Fouad Hojeij Fouad Hojeij ... Headmaster Lebanon
Abdallah Jabbour Abdallah Jabbour ... French Teacher
Nazem Issa Nazem Issa ... Kaak Salesman
Elias Abdul 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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Taglines:

There is always hope.

Genres:

Drama | Family | War

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Language:

Arabic | Swedish

Release Date:

2 September 2005 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Зозо See more »

Filming Locations:

Beirut, Lebanon See more »

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Budget:

SEK 39,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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It has been reported that, when Zozo was released in Lebanese theaters, much of the audience walked out 20 mins through the film as they could not bare the reality of the bombing scene depicted having lived it just 15 years earlier. See more »

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Great film
21 April 2012 | by nathan-mikhaelSee 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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