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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 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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2 September 2005 (Sweden)  »

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Зозо  »

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SEK 39,000,000 (estimated)
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Selected to represent Sweden at the 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) in the Foreign Language Film category. See more »

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Devestatingly Therapeutic..
28 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

What can i say. Joseph Fares has managed to capture on film the experience of what it meant to be Lebanese and to be in Lebanon during the war. Away from any and all politicization, away from the savagery and brutality the film is able to project the "Human" face of what anyone of us would go through given the circumstances. I left in 1989 as well, but i was one of the fortunate ones and my family remained safe. What Joseph and Zozo (actor) were able to produce together was beyond remarkable. Beauty indeed is found in simplicity, so is power. Carmen Lebbos who plays zozo's mother in this unfolding story is also able to bring the best of her game and i wouldn't be surprised if the film is able to capture more than one home run at the Oscars. Goodluck :) Hint: in Lebanon we call Joseph --> ZoZo :)


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