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Ghadi is different from other kids; could he be an angel? His father Leba, along with his teammates, tricks the town into believing so.

Director:

Amin Dora

Writer:

Georges Khabbaz
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Credited cast:
Georges Khabbaz Georges Khabbaz ... Leba Seba
Lara Rain Lara Rain ... Lara Seba
Emmanuel Khairallah Emmanuel Khairallah ... Ghadi
Camille Salameh Camille Salameh ... The barber
Rodrigue Sleiman Rodrigue Sleiman ... Gerard
Samir Youssef Samir Youssef ... Lello
Caroline Labaki Caroline Labaki ... Nisrine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tarek Bacha Tarek Bacha ... Police Officer
Giselle Boueiz Giselle Boueiz ... Neighbour
Christine Choueiri ... Sophie
Chadi Younes ... Customer
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Storyline

In a small neighborhood of a traditional Lebanese coastal town, Leba (Georges Khabbaz), a music instructor, marries his childhood sweetheart Lara. To the dismay of his family, neighbors, and friends, he has a first baby girl and then a second one. Lara is pregnant for the third time, and yes, it's a BOY! However, medical tests show that the boy will have special needs. Will Leba and Lara keep the baby? Will little Ghadi become a burden on the family, or will he be its pride and joy? Expect strange phenomena to affect the behavior and beliefs of that little town's population. Written by Georges Khabbaz

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

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Country:

Lebanon

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

31 October 2013 (Lebanon) See more »

Also Known As:

Aniol See more »

Filming Locations:

Lebanon

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Budget:

$2,425,000 (estimated)
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The Talkies See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Amin Dora's directorial film debut. See more »

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Ahdam Chab
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A Heartwarming Movie Worth Watching
22 July 2015 | by bibj92See all my reviews

Although beautifully directed, it is definitely George Khabbaz's movie. Anyone who's seen any of his previous work will be able to identify his trademark. Quirky relatable characters stuck in a ridiculous plot. Every character in the village fits a different Lebanese stereotype.

Seeing that type of character portrayal was kind of magical in its own way (as a Lebanese). Khabbaz's characters just brought out the extreme of every character trope without making it feel like their presence was forced down our throats (which is the case with most Lebanese movies and T.V. shows). One of the most enjoyable aspects of this movie is learning about the characters, and understanding how flawed they really are.

At the time of its release, Ghadi really did feel like an exceptional movie. It stood out because Lebanese cinema has reached a point where the only acclaimed movies being released were oriented around events related to the civil war. Ghadi reminded us that we are still capable of enjoying a sappy movie.

My only complaint is that the movie became over-invested with Leba's struggle to keep Ghadi's story going. Which frustrated me. That's the reason for the 7 star rating.

All in all, this movie hits you straight in the heart. If you're interested in Lebanon, Ghadi is a great chance for you to experience a truly comical aspect of village life in Lebanon.


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