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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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Philippe Aractingi
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Credited cast:
Nada Abou Farhat Nada Abou Farhat ... Zeina
Georges Khabbaz Georges Khabbaz ... Tony
Rawia Elchab Rawia Elchab ... Hotel Receptionist
Bshara Atallah Bshara Atallah ... Journalist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elham Abbas Elham Abbas ... Saïda - dans l'école
Iman Affara Iman Affara ... Saïda - dans l'école
Zahra Ali Zahra Ali ... Saïda - dans l'école
Ali Maerouf Amer Ali Maerouf Amer ... L'enfant Ali
Ali Azour Ali Azour ... Le chauffeur de camion
Georges Bajem Georges Bajem ... Ami de Tony
Ali Bakri Ali Bakri ... Le policier
Kamal Balhas Kamal Balhas ... Le père de Zaynab
Zaynab Balhas Zaynab Balhas ... Zaynab
Mohamed Bashasha Mohamed Bashasha ... Le responsable port de Saïda
Inaya Bazzi 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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Drama | Romance | War

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Lebanon's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more »

Alternate Versions

After he had received criticisms about the (very soft) sex scene, the director Philippe Aractingi made a version of the movie without this sex scene, for Arab countries. See more »

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Sunday Bloody Sunday
19 May 2009 | by valis1949See all my reviews

In our modern and enlightened age there is no such thing as a 'Non-Combatant'. Whether we like it or not, each of us is on one side or the other. UNDER THE BOMBS tells the story of a young mother who is trying to find her sister and son during the ceasefire of the 2006 Israeli/Lebanon Conflict. She is a wealthy outsider from Dubai who enlists the aid of a sympathetic local cabbie who helps her track down her missing family. The film focuses on their budding friendship against the backdrop of actual war zone footage. Many of the scenes are unscripted, and are shot as the real events unfold, and make for compelling cinema. The film drives home the message that wars are putatively fought and lost for valid reasons, but there are never any winners-only losers. A very thought provoking look at the true cost of a nation's foreign policies.


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