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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.


Philippe Van Leeuw
17 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Hiam Abbass ... Oum Yazan
Diamand Bou Abboud ... Halima (as Diamand Abou Abboud)
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 (as Mohammad Jihad Sleik)
Elias Khatter Elias Khatter ... Karim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ahmad Abu-Khdeir Ahmad Abu-Khdeir ... Brancardier 2 (as Ahmad Khdeir)
Husam Chadat ... Le premier homme 1
Issan Dib Issan Dib ... Le premier brancardier 1 (as Issam Dib)
Axam Hamada Axam Hamada ... Ghassan
Orwa Khultum Orwa Khultum ... Le deuxième homme 2 (as Orwa Kulthoum)
Madjd Tarabay Madjd Tarabay ... Halima and Samir's baby (as Majd Tarabay)


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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Dakhlak Ya Tayr El Werwar
Written by Elias Rahbani (SACEM)
(P) A. Chahine (SACEM)
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A drama set in a Damascus Apartment block showing contemporary living conditions and a punishing dictatorial conflict of war outside and now entering the home.
14 September 2017 | by johngraham-88227See all my reviews

My link http://wp.me/p2R05n-1bA to my blog review of Insyriated is here. It has a very well crafted dramatic take on war without indulging in political dirge. There are claustrophobic and surreal elements to it a bit like Under the Shadow. Holding up as a film made in Lebanon with the principals professionals the remainder of the cast are Syrian refugees. The plot is only over one day. Using a hand held camera it almost recruits you as another pair of eyes reaching into this compelling dark story.

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6 September 2017 (France) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)



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1.85 : 1
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