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The Cave (2019)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 18 October 2019 (USA)
The daily life of female Syrian doctors during Syrian war.

Director:

Feras Fayyad
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Amani Ballour Amani Ballour ... Herself
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Director Feras Fayyad returns to his native, Wartorn Syria to follow a dedicated team of female doctors who tirelessly treat casualties in an underground hospital while battling systemic sexism. Shot from 2016 to 2018, The Cave belongs to the top rank of war films. Syrian director Feras Fayyad takes us to a subterranean landscape that feels akin to the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max (1979). With life too dangerous above ground, survivors create a network of secret tunnels under the city of Ghouta, near Damascus, for an underground hospital maintained by women doctors. In contrast to the many Syrian documentaries made from cellphone footage or shaky cameras, Feras Fayyad takes great care to visualize the landscape and its memorable occupants with artful cinematography. For anyone who feels jaded by Syria coverage, this work stands apart. The heart of the film is Dr. Amani, a young Syrian woman operating in unimaginable conditions with great humor and fortitude. When not tending to ... Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing war-related thematic content and images
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Country:

Syria | Denmark | Germany | Qatar | USA

Language:

Arabic | English

Release Date:

18 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,185, 20 October 2019

Gross USA:

$21,185

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,185
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