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Under the Bombs (2007)

Sous les bombes (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama, Romance, War | 21 March 2008 (UK)
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In the wake of Israel's 2006 bombardment of Lebanon, a determined woman finds her way into the country convincing a taxi cab driver to take a risky journey around the scarred region in search of her sister and her son.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Nada Abou Farhat ... Zeina
Georges Khabbaz ... Tony
Rawia Elchab ... Hotel Receptionist
Bshara Atallah ... Journalist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elham Abbas ... Saïda - dans l'école
Iman Affara ... Saïda - dans l'école
Zahra Ali ... Saïda - dans l'école
Ali Maerouf Amer ... L'enfant Ali
Ali Azour ... Le chauffeur de camion
Georges Bajem ... Ami de Tony
Ali Bakri ... Le policier
Kamal Balhas ... Le père de Zaynab
Zaynab Balhas ... Zaynab
Mohamed Bashasha ... Le responsable port de Saïda
Inaya Bazzi ... Saïda - dans l'école
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Under the bombs, a woman searches for her son. A man accompanies her. They have nothing in common. Toni is Christian and dreams of leaving the country. Zeina is Shiite, and has emigrated to Dubai. Back in Lebanon to try and save her son, she realizes she doesn't want to leave anymore. And yet, despite this all, Toni and Zeina will love each other, as a kind of response to the death striking all around them. Written by Anonymous

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Lovely, haunting
5 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

This movie was chosen by filmmovement.com. Often I find the movies they chose to lack heart and leave the viewer bereft in some way. This is the exception. True, the subject matter is devastating. However, the way it is handled is so delicate that it somehow inherently contains a message of hope. I have seen this movie several times, and find that the characters have stuck with me. I've not gotten enough of them.. I want their story to continue. I will, however, caution the viewer: if you don't want your political consciousness raised, you must stay away from this movie. It in no way coerces the viewer; it simply offers such a different perspective, you can't help but be redirected in subtle ways. Well done to the entire cast and crew of this movie.


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