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The Curve (2015)

Al munataf (original title)
Radi, an isolated mysterious guy, who lives in his old VW minivan, finds himself starting an interesting journey.

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Rifqi Assaf

Writers:

Rifqi Assaf (story), Rifqi Assaf | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Ashraf Barhom ... Radi
Fatina Laila Fatina Laila ... Laila
Mazen Moadam Mazen Moadam ... Sami (as Mazen Moudam)
Ashraf Telfah ... Policeman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sameera Asir ... Nurse #2
Saad Eldin Atiyyeh Saad Eldin Atiyyeh ... Taxi Driver
Tayseer Breiji Tayseer Breiji ... Taxi Passenger
Hind Hamed Hind Hamed ... Nurse #1
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One night, Radi, who leads a reclusive life in his own van- a VW micro-bus, hears a shrilling scream in the distance. Despite his fears of others, he challenges himself by switching on the lights of his home. With the seemingly trivial switching on of a light, he finds himself on a road trip that alters his clockwork and very private lifestyle. Written by Carthage Film Festival

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For casting Laila's role, director Rifqi Assaf went to Damascus and back in one day back in 2010, to meet and audition Syrian actress Fatina Laila, he decided she got the role once he saw her face on the side screen of his handy camera. See more »

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"The Curve" by Rifqi Assaf: A Road Movie through Jordan
17 September 2019 | by hosamomranSee all my reviews

Rifqi Assaf's debut, "The Curve", took six years in process. The result is a road movie in Jordan, featuring three main characters, who have gone through different societal pressures and who bond together during a journey that becomes a healing trip.

The main protagonist Radi leads a reclusive life in his van, a VW microbus. One night, he hears a shrilling scream in the distance. Despite his fears of others, he challenges himself by switching on the lights. With the seemingly trivial switching on of a light, he finds himself on a road trip that alters his clockwork and disrupts his very private life, as a Syrian young lady Laila and the Lebanese Sami embark on the van. They are both trying to escape their own difficult lives.

Every aspect of the film is intended to say more through saying less. The wide angles and the coloring of "The Curve" are carefully studied in a way that matches the narrative, while highlighting the vibrant space and calmness and setting the pace of the movie as a whole.

Staring Ashraf Barhoum, Hind Hamed and Ashraf Telfah, "The Curve" is a beacon in the new wave of Jordanian cinema, a reflection of the recent social and political changes in the region.

Produced by The Imaginarium Films, Film Klink and Eaux Vives Productions, "The Curve" participated in a number of international festivals including the Seattle International Film Festival, the 13th Dubai International Film Festival and the 6th Arab Film Festival in Jordan.


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Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

16 November 2016 (Qatar) See more »

Also Known As:

Le Tournant See more »

Filming Locations:

Amman, Jordan See more »

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