Three protagonists, one city... Coming from different backgrounds, they pass each other but they never meet, though, the effect of one incident will drastically alter the lives of the three...
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Three protagonists, one city... Coming from different backgrounds, they pass each other but they never meet, though, the effect of one incident will drastically alter the lives of the three of them! Three characters, caught at a moment when their lives fell over, in just a matter of seconds... knocked down by a chain of other's actions/reactions...Written by
Official submission of Lebanon to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »
A Shameless Amores Perros Rip-Off: Don't Waste Your Time.
Lara Saba's feature debut poor attempts to be a "realistic portrayal" of Lebanese society. There are three principle characters: Nour, whose family dies in a car accident; Andia, a woman who can't come to terms with being childless; and Marwan, a boy with an alcoholic mother who abuses him.
The film suffers from the melodrama that all too often weakens Arab cinema. Inside of fully realized characters, you have exhausted Lebanese clichés translated to film. There is no originality in this film's script or its directing: look at any local film schools in Beirut, and you'll easily find several student films, stemming from the past several years, mirroring this exact visual and narrative style.
In short: Blind Intersections--or 39 Seconds--is a terribly written, terribly directed, terribly acted rip-off of Amores Perros.
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