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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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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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The director, Josef Fares, have casted his own relatives in "Zozo", as he has done in other films. We see Abdulahad Fares as Rita's dad and hear Fares Fares (Josefs brother) as the voice of the chicken. See more »

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One of the strongest movies I've seen.
12 September 2005 | by majla_mig_ejSee all my reviews

The story of a boy who's living in Beirut during the war, He and his family are waiting for their papers in order to leave Lebanon and seek refuge in Sweden.... The horrors of war and the way it affects civilians is shown in this movie and it won't leave you untouched. But even in the most serious situations there is room for jokes and you will alternate between crying and laughing.

This is one of the strongest movies I've seen! I've never admired any director or even known that they were alive until yesterday when I saw Zozo. With three great movies (this one is the best) Joseph Fares has shown that he truly masters the art of telling a story.

I sincerely hope this movie is translated into English and other languages and if it doesn't get nominated for best foreign movie something is not right.

Don't miss this movie!


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