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The Idol (2015) Poster

(2015)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Hany Abu-Assad

Writing Credits  

Hany Abu-Assad ... (screenplay) &
Sameh Zoabi ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order)  

Tawfeek Barhom ... Mohammed Assaf
Kais Attalah Kais Attalah ... Mohammed Assaf (younger) (as Qais Attallah)
Hiba Attalah Hiba Attalah ... Nour (as Hiba Attahllah)
Ahmad Qasem Ahmad Qasem ... Young Ahmad (as Ahmad Qassim)
Abdel Kareem Barakeh Abdel Kareem Barakeh ... Young Omar (as Abdalkarim Abubaraka)
Teya Hussein Teya Hussein ... Young Amal
Dima Awawdeh Dima Awawdeh ... Amal
Ahmed Al Rokh Ahmed Al Rokh ... Omar (as Ahmad Rokh)
Saber Shreim Saber Shreim ... Ahmad
Amer Hlehel Amer Hlehel ... Kamal
Manal Awad Manal Awad ... Mohammed's Mother
Walid Abed Elsalam Walid Abed Elsalam ... Mohammed's Father (as Waleed Abd Elsalem)
Eyad Hourani ... Ali Kushk
Ashraf Barhom ... Hehler - The Smuggler
Nadine Labaki ... Shadia
Ali Suliman ... Said
Ali Jaber Ali Jaber ... Ali Jaber
Dima Al-Jamel Abu-Assad Dima Al-Jamel Abu-Assad ... Host of Star Palestine
Maisa Abd Elhadi ... Hiba
Hussein Nakhleh Hussein Nakhleh ... Taxi Customer
Husam Al-Azza Husam Al-Azza ... Border Officer
Baher Agbariya Baher Agbariya ... Doctor 1
Nabil Al Raee Nabil Al Raee ... Doctor 2
Ameer Abu Elrub Ameer Abu Elrub ... Cameraman
Jamal Khalaile Jamal Khalaile ... Abu-Khaled (as Jamal Khalally)
Hany Abu-Assad ... Samir
Sobhi Hosari Sobhi Hosari ... Groom
Em Mouhamad Em Mouhamad ... Angry Woman
Hadi Abu Sini Hadi Abu Sini ... Generator Boy
Jana Zeineddine ... Rand
Azmi Al-Hasani ... Ismael
Raneem Daoud ... Female Contestant
Kawa Shekho Kawa Shekho ... Male Contestant
Sanad Haddadin Sanad Haddadin ... Contestant
Shady Habashy Shady Habashy ... Head Guard
Ahmad Al-Ajarma Ahmad Al-Ajarma ... Security Guard
Yaser Haddad Yaser Haddad ... Assistant Producer
Adeeb Hadi Adeeb Hadi ... Kareem
Rami Yasin Rami Yasin ... Beirut Doctor
Rania Al-Nimer Rania Al-Nimer ... Press
Mohammad Atallah Mohammad Atallah ... Costume Designer
Sandy Habashneh Sandy Habashneh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohamed Assaf Mohamed Assaf ... Himself (archive footage)

Produced by 

Baher Agbariya ... co-producer
Sassan Ahsani ... executive producer
Hana Alhirsi-Evans ... associate producer
Khalil Amiouni ... executive producer
Sawsan Asfari ... co-producer
Hans de Wolf ... co-producer
Amira Diab ... producer
Mohamed Hefzy ... co-producer
Pim Hermeling ... co-producer
Fadi Ismail ... co-producer
Ali Jaafar ... producer
Badr Jafar ... executive producer
Gisel Kordestani ... executive producer
Bashar Masri ... executive producer
Hamed Mokhtar ... executive producer
Hanneke Niens ... co-producer
Anick Poirier ... executive producer
Maya Sanbar ... co-producer
Mufid Shawwa ... executive producer
Tiziana Sousou ... executive producer
Harold van Lier ... executive producer

Music by 

Hani Asfari ... composer

Cinematography by 

Ehab Assal

Film Editing by 

Eyas Salman

Casting By 

Amer Hlehel

Production Design by 

Nael Kanj

Art Direction by 

Nael Kanj
Rabia Salifiti

Costume Design by 

Hamada Atallah

Production Management 

Jamal Al Adwan ... production manager: Jordan
Aroub Hamed ... assistant production manager (as Hamed Aroub)
Laura Hawa ... line producer
Mike Morrison ... post-production supervisor
Rula Nasser ... line producer: Jordan
Kosei Takeddin ... assistant production manager: Jordan

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Rima Haj ... second assistant director: Lebanon
Azza Hourani ... second assistant director: Jordan unit
Yanal Kassay ... first assistant director: Jordan
Chad Rosen ... first assistant director
Mikhaela Rosen ... second assistant director

Art Department 

Gaby Abu Sini ... art department assistant
Bashar Hassuneh ... property master (as Bashar Hasuneh)
Karim Kheir ... art department: Jordan
Paul Postma ... graphic designer

Sound Department 

Mark Appleby ... adr mixer
Michael Clayton ... mix technician
Raja Dubayah ... production sound mixer (as Raja Dubayeh)
Lee Herrick ... supervising sound editor
Robert Ireland ... sound designer
Richard Pryke ... re-recording mixer
John Skehill ... sound mix technician
Elias Talhami ... boom operator
Ibrahim Zaher ... boom operator / sound: additional unit

Visual Effects by 

Jeremy Booth ... compositor: Jellyfish
Remco Consten ... visual effects artist: Filmmore
Joppe de Graaf ... visual effects artist: Filmmore
Luke Dodd ... visual effects supervisor: Jellyfish
Alex Gray ... compositor: Jellyfish
Danielle Kempen ... visual effects supervisor: Filmmore
Camille Marjoux ... visual effects artist: Filmmore
Jessica Norton ... visual effects producer: Jellyfish
Zsofia Pauliczky ... visual effects artist: Filmmore (as Zsófia Pauliczky)
Eli Rezik ... additional visual effects
Matthijs Slijkhuis ... visual effects artist: Filmmore
Aaron Tennant ... visual effects: Jellyfish
Hans van Helden ... visual effects supervisor: Filmmore
Willem Zwarthoed ... visual effects artist: Filmmore

Stunts 

Hanna Jiryis ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

Richard de Vadder ... key grip
Anton Demerjian ... second assistant camera
Ahmad Elgoul ... grip: Gaza
Ferencz Radnai ... gaffer
Eric Sicot ... first assistant camera

Editorial Department 

Ruth Antoine ... first assistant editor
Miga Bär ... digital intermediate producer: Filmmore
Maarten Heijblok ... conform editor
Adam Inglis ... colorist
Remco Mastwijk ... post production: filmmore
Gideon Schaaps ... dcp mastering
Neeltje van der Heijden ... digital intermediate producer: filmmore
Youen Marivain ... digital lab operator: FR (uncredited)

Music Department 

Karim Azedia ... composer: additional music
Melham Barakat ... composer: additional music
Maroun Beem ... guitar: programming
Darweesh Darweesh ... violin solo
Ehab Drubi ... guitar
Hassan Abu Etman ... composer: additional music
Elias Habib ... percussion
Habib Shehada Hanna ... orchestrator, oud, bouzouq, programming
Karem Mattar ... keyboards
Robin Morrison ... music editor
Khalil Abu Nikola ... vocals: vocal trainer
Nakola Khalil Abu Nikola ... vocals
Al Mashghai Orchestra ... orchestra
Sherif Taj ... composer: additional music (as Sherif Tag)

Other crew 

Raya Aburub ... Jordan production coordinator
Shamel Beno ... production assistant
Amber Fares ... behind the scenes documentary
François Guerrar ... press attache: france
Hanaa Issa ... Production Financing
Annemarie Jacir ... script doctor
Haya Kattan ... script supervisor: Jordan unit
Tamara Masri ... personal assistant to the director
Lauren Mekhael ... production financing
Bryant Mudd ... assistant to the director
Chloe Tannous ... production assistant

Thanks 

Masoud Amralla Al Ali ... thanks
Family Assaf ... thanks
Adam Bakri ... special thanks
George David ... special thanks
Nikola Khoury ... special thanks: music
Rana Khoury ... special thanks: music
Catie Saralegui ... special thanks
Jorge Saralegui ... special thanks
Laa Srooji ... special thanks: music

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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