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Tramontane (2016)

Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. He sings in a choir and edits Braille documents for an income. His life unravels when he tries to apply for a passport and ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Barakat Jabbour Barakat Jabbour ... Rabih Ralek
Julia Kassar Julia Kassar ... Samar Ralek
Toufic Barakat Toufic Barakat ... Hisham Ralek
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michel Adabachi Michel Adabachi ... Wissam
Sajed Amer Sajed Amer ... Tarek
Abido Bacha Abido Bacha ... Mounir
Georges Diab Georges Diab ... Nabil
Asraa a Drouba Asraa a Drouba ... Braille student
Raymond Haddouni Raymond Haddouni ... Omar
Gaby Khalil Gaby Khalil
Nassim Khodr Nassim Khodr ... Aziz
Odette Makhlouf Odette Makhlouf ... Hana
Raymonde Saade Azar Raymonde Saade Azar ... May (as Raymonde Azar)
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Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. He sings in a choir and edits Braille documents for an income. His life unravels when he tries to apply for a passport and discovers that his identification card, which he has carried his entire life, is a forgery. Traveling across rural Lebanon in search of a record of his own birth, he meets people on the far fringes of society who tell their own stories, open further questions and give Rabih minor clues about his true identity. Descending into a void at the heart of his existence, Rabih encounters a nation incapable of telling his or its own narrative. Written by Anonymous

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1 March 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Daglarin Ardinda See more »

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Beirut, Lebanon See more »

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Toufic Barakat who plays Jabour Barakat's uncle in the movie, is his real life uncle. See more »

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A discovery st Cannes
29 December 2018 | by barevfilmSee all my reviews

New Lebanese film, At directors fortnight screening in Cannes where it got a 30 minute standing ovation. 220px-Tramontane_2016.jpg

Original Arabic title is RABIH, the name of the central protagonist,played by a non-professional actor, Barakat Jabbour, who is actually blind. Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. He sings in a choir and edits Braille documents for an income. His life unravels when he tries to apply for a passport and discovers that his identification card, which he has carried his entire life, is a forgery. He then sets out to find his unknown biological father in another part of the country against daunting obstacles. The family he tracks down would rather not know... Director Vatche Boulghourjian knows how to tell a story with the sparest of means and is clearly a new Middle Eastern talent to keep an eye on. He is, incidentally, of Armenian background. The original Lebanese music we hear and see played all through the film is exceptional and a refreshing change from the usual descriptive music heard in most western films.


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