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In Syria (2017)

Insyriated (original title)
A mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home. This nerve-wracking study of life in Damascus won an Audience Award at Berlinale.

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Philippe Van Leeuw
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hiam Abbass ... Oum Yazan
Diamand Bou Abboud ... Halima
Juliette Navis Juliette Navis ... Delhani
Mohsen Abbas Mohsen Abbas ... Abou Monzer
Moustapha Al Kar Moustapha Al Kar ... Samir
Alissar Kaghadou Alissar Kaghadou ... Yara
Ninar Halabi Ninar Halabi ... Aliya
Jihad Sleik Jihad Sleik ... Yazan
Elias Khatter Elias Khatter ... Karim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Husam Chadat ... Le premier homme
Issan Dib Issan Dib ... Le premier brancardier
Orwa Khultum Orwa Khultum ... Le deuxième homme
Madjd Tarabay Madjd Tarabay ... Halima and Samir's baby
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Trapped inside her house in a city under siege, a mother of three turns her flat into a safe harbour for her family and neighbours in an attempt to protect them from the war raging on the streets of Damascus, in the latest from Philippe Van Leeuw (The Life of Jesus).

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Drama | War

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Country:

Belgium | France | Lebanon

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

6 September 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The twenty-five-day shooting took place in an apartment building in the center of Beirut. See more »

Soundtracks

Dakhlak Ya Tayr El Werwar
Written by Elias Rahbani (SACEM)
(P) A. Chahine (SACEM)
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Shattering realism. Amazingly well-crafted.
18 November 2017 | by Morten_5See all my reviews

28th STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. DAY 4, NOV 11th 2017. Swedish premiere.

In an apartment in Damascus, in war-torn Syria, a matriarch is struggling, despite all odds, to keep her family and a neighbouring woman safe.

A Belgian-French-Lebanese co-production, "Insyriated" (2017), written and directed by Belgian cinematographer-turned-writer-director Philippe Van Leeuw, was shot in an apartment building in Beirut, Lebanon. With strong acting performances and well-balanced direction, this gripping drama is a feat of shattering realism.


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