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Last Men in Aleppo (2017)

De sidste mænd i Aleppo (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 27 June 2017 (USA)
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Khaled, Mahmoud and Subhi volunteer with the White Helmets trying to save lives of hundreds of victims in the besieged city of Aleppo during the Syrian Civil War.

Directors:

Feras Fayyad, Steen Johannessen (co-director)

Writer:

Feras Fayyad
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Credited cast:
Khaled Umar Harah Khaled Umar Harah ... Self - volunteer rescue worker
Batul Batul ... Self - Khalid Umar Harah's daughter
Mahmoud Mahmoud ... Self - volunteer rescue worker
Abu Umar Abu Umar ... Self
Abu Husain Abu Husain ... Self
Abu Walid Abu Walid ... Self
Abu Omar Abu Omar ... Self
Isra Isra ... Self - Khalid Umar Harah's daughter
Abu Yusuf Abu Yusuf ... Self
Ahmad Ahmad ... Self - Mahmoud's brother
Abu Sabih Abu Sabih ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Subhi Alhussen Subhi Alhussen ... Self - volunteer rescue worker
Shabab Badawi Shabab Badawi ... Self - White Helmet worker
Fawzi Barghot Fawzi Barghot ... Self - White Helmet worker
Hasan Hannan Hasan Hannan ... Self - White Helmet worker
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After five years of war in Syria, Aleppo's remaining residents prepare themselves for a siege. Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud, founding members of The White Helmets, have remained in the city to help their fellow citizens-and experience daily life, death, struggle and triumph in a city under fire.

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Documentary | War

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A moving documentary about the civil war in Syria that pulls no punches
22 March 2018 | by rblenheimSee all my reviews

"Last Men in Aleppo", is a shattering Danish/Syrian documentary about the Syrian Civil War that should leave you in anger and tears after viewing it.

Beginning as a film editor, Syrian writer/director Firas Fayvad previously had made documentaries for television, his most famous being "On the Other Side", the making of which resulted in Fayyad's arrest and torture for nine months between 2011 and 2012. But even that has not achieved the level of international fame "Last Men in Aleppo" has brought him, for it documents the efforts of the White Helmets, an organization consisting of ordinary citizens whose purpose is to save civilians (especially children) who are buried under the rubble from continuous bombings by the Soviet Union unabashedly targeting apartment buildings, hospitals and non-military establishments.

What is so shocking about this film is the way it plants the viewer in the middle of the violence as it is happening, and from the point of view of the heroic rescuers. There are deliberate lulls in the film in which we live in the houses with the families of the White Helmets, but that just makes the inhuman tragedy even more shocking when the violence comes. This is a film impossible to forget once seen.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Denmark | Syria

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

27 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Aleppo, Syria

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,505, 7 May 2017

Gross USA:

$14,637

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,637
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2.35 : 1
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