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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

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Serhat Caradee
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Credited cast:
Maha Wilson ... Maya Alamein
Serhat Caradee ... Ahmed
Tyler De Nawi ... Jamal Alamein
Jacqui Purvis ... Heidi Alamein
Danny Elacci ... Omar Alamein
Buddy Dannoun ... Yahya Hazeem
Natalie Tesoriero ... Featured extra
Helen Chebatte ... Manal Alamein
Frances Duca ... Auntie Fadia
Taffy Hany Taffy Hany ... Yusef Alamein
Maddox Elachi Maddox Elachi ... Khalil Alamein
Jayne-Louise O'Connell ... Police Officer 2
Ramy Moussa ... Ali Kassap
Oliver Trajkovski ... Mahmood
Eddie Idik Eddie Idik ... Police Officer 1
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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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Serhat Caradee shot the 90 page script in 10 days, with 2 cameras, 2 lights, in 1 car, 1 house, a crew of 26 and 7 actors plus extras and kids. See more »

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INTERSTING & ENGAGING FOLLOW UP FROM SERHAT CARADEE
16 October 2020 | by movieguy3000See all my reviews

Serhats first film Cedar Boys was a great film out of Western Sydney. His follow up his very different but worth the watch. This film although slow, it has an engaging topic about a Muslim Australian returning from fighting in Syria. The characters are interesting and the conversations are heavy. If you don't like dialogue heavy films - this film is NOt for you. Its a slow unfolding drama that's worth the watch if you want to watch a basic story about a family torn by one mans actions. Excellent performance by Tyler DeNawi and supporting actors Jaqui Pervis and Buddy Danoun. Special mention to Helen Chabatte and Maha Wilson does a fine job. Its a one location film that will keep your attention. If your looking for action this film is not for you. Overall its a better Aussie film then those with bigger budgets. Well done to the cast and crew.


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English | Arabic

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22 April 2020 (Australia) See more »

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