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A Lion Returns (2020)

After spending 18 months in Syria, Jamal is back in Sydney and wants to see his terminally ill mother, however he has to deal with his strong minded older brother Omar, his wife Heidi and son, but most importantly his unforgiving father.

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Serhat Caradee

Writer:

Serhat Caradee
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Credited cast:
Maha Wilson ... Maya Alamein
Serhat Caradee ... Ahmed
Jacqui Purvis ... Heidi Alamein
Jayne-Louise O'Connell ... Police Officer 2
Tyler De Nawi ... Jamal Alamein
Taffy Hany Taffy Hany ... Yusef Alamein
Danny Elacci ... Omar Alamein
Frances Duca ... Auntie Fadia
Helen Chebatte Helen Chebatte ... Manal Alamein
Buddy Dannoun Buddy Dannoun ... Yahya Hazeem
Natalie Tesoriero Natalie Tesoriero ... Featured extra
Oliver Trajkovski ... Mahmood
Maddox Elachi Maddox Elachi ... Khalil Alamein
Mohammad Mick Farroukh Mohammad Mick Farroukh ... Hesham
Eddie Idik Eddie Idik ... Police Officer 1
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Storyline

Jamal has just returned to Australia after spending 18 months in Syria. No-one knows what he did or who he was with. He's back in the country and wants to see his terminally ill mother, however has to deal with his strong minded older brother Omar, his wife Heidi and their young son, but most importantly his unforgiving father. But why has Jamal really come back? Is he a militant with a cause or an easily led pawn in a bigger global picture? A story about redemption, forgiveness and the consequences of your actions on loved ones. Written by Production Company

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Some Action Are Never Forgivable

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Drama

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Serhat Caradee shot the 90 page script in 10 days with a small crew, cast and lots of extras. See more »

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Another fine work from Serhat Caradee (Cedar Boys, 2009)
5 April 2021 | by guauenSee all my reviews

A Lion Returns (2020) is is slow paced, dialogue driven drama of a family in crisis.

I was reminded of a carefully wrought stage play and found it deeply engrossing.

The script achieves a high standard all too rare now in Australian film and TV drama. The direction is deft and the acting is consistently good. Danny Elacci's performance as Omar, the good son, is outstanding.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

22 April 2020 (Australia) See more »

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$9,670
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