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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 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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A young boy escapes the turmoil and tragedy of the 1980s civil war in Lebanon by emigrating to Sweden to join his grandparents.
18 March 2006 | by jgtclevelandSee all my reviews

All four of my grandparents hail from Lebanon so this warm and engaging film really hit home with me. I was never able to take my grandparents back to Lebanon because the civil war was going on. This film makes it clear how horrible and wrenching that civil war was. Zozo is an 11 year old boy who lives with his parents and two siblings in an apartment in Beirut. Just as his family is able to flee Beirut tragedy strikes. Zozo finds solace in a talking chicken (trust me-- it works) and a young girlfriend. He finds peace and nurturing in Sweden with his beloved grandparents but is still in many ways an outcast. The film tells a beautiful, heartwarming story.


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