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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

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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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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.

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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

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Feature film

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Production language :

Arabic, Hebrew

Coproducer countries :

France, Lebanon

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, Lebanon)

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Runtime :

1 h 20 min

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Dolby SRD