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Very Big Shot (2015)

Film Kteer Kbeer (original title)
Intending to smuggle drugs across the borders, a small-time Lebanese drug-dealer slyly manipulates public opinion with the help of an underrated filmmaker.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Saadeh Alain Saadeh ... Ziad Haddad
Fouad Yammine Fouad Yammine ... Charbel
Wissam Fares Wissam Fares ... Jad Haddad
Tarek Yaacoub Tarek Yaacoub ... Joe Haddad
Alexandra Kahwagi ... Alya
Georges Hayeck Georges Hayeck ... Abul Zouz
Marcel Ghanem Marcel Ghanem ... Self
Fadi Abi Samra Fadi Abi Samra ... Hussam
Georges Nasser Georges Nasser ... Self
Bilal Khaled Bilal Khaled ... Bilal
Abdo Chahine Abdo Chahine ... Abdel Sater
Rachid Salloum Rachid Salloum ... Abu Ali
Lea Bou Chaaya Lea Bou Chaaya ... Lea
Joseph Azrak Joseph Azrak ... Gilbert
Douglas Thompson Douglas Thompson ... Michael
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Storyline

Brothers Ziad (Alain Saadeh) and Joe (Tarek Yaacoub) run a small but lucrative drug dealing business out of their takeout pizzeria in one of Beirut's working class districts. With their youngest brother Jad (Wissam Fares) about to be released from prison - where he was serving a sentence for a crime that Ziad had committed - Ziad plans to go straight by using their coke-peddling profits to open a restaurant. But Ziad's supplier, a powerful drug lord who is none too keen to see his dealers retire, convinces the brothers to take on one last job. Written by Anonymous

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Dope, violence and backstabbing. It's good to be a gangster


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Country:

Lebanon | Qatar

Language:

Arabic | English | French

Release Date:

8 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Very Big Shot See more »

Filming Locations:

Beirut, Lebanon See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$430,767
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2.35 : 1
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It's the first film ever that actually tackles the captagon smuggling which happens to be a recurring issue in the fight against ISIS who are fueled by such drug. Lebanon is said to be the number 1 exporter across the Middle East. See more »

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Performed by Tim Garland
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DERIVATIVE FILMMAKING
23 May 2018 | by lucywalkercatsSee all my reviews

It's pretty clear this director watched a variety of Western films and tried to contrive this nonsensical story. The cinematography was decent, but the acting was very patchy. Skip this one.


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