7.1/10
213
3 user 10 critic

The War Show (2016)

Trailer
2:20 | Trailer
A Syrian radio DJ shares her experiences in the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring.

Writers:

Oqba Bouzian (collaborating writer), Andreas Dalsgaard | 4 more credits »
Reviews
8 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Khaled, Mahmoud, and Subhi volunteered at the white helmets trying to save lives of hundreds of victims at besieged city during the Syrian civil war.

Directors: Feras Fayyad, Steen Johannessen
Stars: Khaled Umar Harah, Batul, Mahmoud
Komunia (2016)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

'Communion' reveals the beauty of the rejected, the strength of the weak and the need for change when change seems impossible. This crash course in growing up teaches us that no failure is final. Especially when love is in question.

Director: Anna Zamecka
Stars: Ola Kaczanowski
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young girl seeks out imaginative ways to cope with the death of her twin brother.

Director: Kamila Andini
Stars: Thaly Titi Kasih, Ida Bagus Putu Radithya Mahijasena, Ayu Laksmi
Flotten (2018)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Lindeen
Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Maria Björnstam, Mary Gidley
The Charmer (2017)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

"The Charmer" is an intense psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately looking to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. As time is running out he falls in love and his past catches up with him.

Director: Milad Alami
Stars: Ardalan Esmaili, Soho Rezanejad, Lars Brygmann
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

She is spending her life defying gravity on the vertical road that literary has no beginning or end, where she has nothing to hope for, where only injury or death can happen to her. She has only her memories.

Director: Mladen Kovacevic
Documentary | Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

While the left idea conceived by Karl Marx gains popularity around the world, a country from the former Socialist block is torn apart by Communist apparatchiks and informers. 25 years after... See full summary »

Directors: Vesela Kazakova, Mina Mileva
Stars: Rousy Chanev, Vesela Kazakova
Centaur (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Centaur lives a modest life with his family in rural Kyrgyzstan until he abruptly becomes the center of attention when he is caught stealing a racehorse at night. A story inspired by the myth when horses became the wings of men.

Director: Aktan Arym Kubat
Stars: Nuraly Tursunkojoev, Zarema Asanalieva, Aktan Arym Kubat
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Stars: Tommi Korpela, Ville Virtanen, Dome Karukoski
Arianna (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Arianna is nineteen years old and still has not had her first menstrual cycle. Despite the fact that her breasts have become slightly enlarged, which causes her some discomfort, the ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Lavagna
Stars: Ondina Quadri, Massimo Popolizio, Valentina Carnelutti
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Obaidah Zytoon Obaidah Zytoon ... Herself, Syrian DJ, radio Sham FM
Nawwara Nawwara ... Herself
Amal Amal ... Herself
Muhammad Houssam Muhammad Houssam ... Himself
Lulu Lulu ... Herself
Hisam Hisam ... Himself, Lulu's boyfriend
Rabea Rabea ... Himself
Argha Argha ... Himself
Fifi Fifi ... Herself, Fifi the Dog
Madaya Madaya ... Himself
Hasan Hasan ... Himself, Free Syrian Army
Raed Al-Fares Raed Al-Fares ... Himself (as Raed al-Fares)
Edit

Storyline

A Syrian radio DJ shares her experiences in the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Drama | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Denmark | Germany | Finland

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

3 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Karo sou See more »

Filming Locations:

Damascus, Syria See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A bland coverage of an interesting conflict.
29 October 2016 | by tkk3107See all my reviews

If you have been following the Syrian civil war in the news for the past five years, the movie does not add anything to what you already know.

Most of the movie is footage from the protagonists camera, consisting primarily of pictures of the ground and people telling her not to film.

The group of people, which we are supposedly following, are all vaguely introduced and you do not get an impression of their character before a picture of them is shown and the voice-over tells you they are dead.

In general there is nothing that justifies this being a movie. Obaidahs story could be written in a one page article and the video gives only a shallow impression of what is happening during the period.

The message of the movie is that Syrians are people with the same desires as everyone else. However that should not surprise anyone. What did surprise me however is that someone managed to make such a bland documentary about the most complex war in contemporary history.


6 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed