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The Kite

The Kite

A Feature film by Randa Chahal Sabbag

Produced by Ognon Pictures

Release in France : 18/02/2004

    Synopsis

    Lamia, 15, lives in a village in the south of Lebanon. She has been promised in marriage to a cousin, Samy, who she has only seen on video, and who lives in a neighboring village. The day of her wedding, she must “cross” the border, with its rows of barbed wire and control towers, that separates their two towns. Lamia’s village is Lebanese, Samy’s has been annexed by Israel. She moves in with her family-in-law, leaving behind the younger brother she adores, her school, kite, mother, past. She doesn’t cry, she doesn’t scream, she doesn’t say a word… This silence is her way of rebelling. She resists her husband, refuses to eat, becomes the “crazy woman”, and then slowly falls in love with a soldier who, right from the first day, has kept his eye on her, knows and loves her.

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Ognon Pictures

    Foreign production company :

    Soread 2M

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

    Co-productions :

    Leil Production, Arte France Cinéma, Ulysse Films, Gimages

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

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    Photos (8)

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Humbert Balsan

    Screenwriter :

    Randa Chahal Sabbag

    Sound Recordist :

    Jérôme Ayasse

    Editor :

    Marie-Pierre Renaud

    Music Composer :

    Ziad Rahbani

    Author of original work :

    Randa Chahal Sabbag

    Director of Photography :

    Alain Levent

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Annie Maurette

    Production Designer :

    Sylvain Chaulevot

    Costume designer :

    Dina Hammoud

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Arabic, Hebrew

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Lebanon

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Lebanon)

    Production year :

    2003

    French release :

    18/02/2004

    Runtime :

    1 h 20 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD