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Terra incognita

Terra incognita

A Feature film by Ghassan Salhab

Produced by Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

Release in France : 12/02/2003

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Actors (5)

Production and distribution (4)

Associate production company :

Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

Film exports/foreign sales :

Films Distribution

Co-production :

Créative Caméra Productions

French distribution :

Ad Vitam


Beirut, a city destroyed and rebuilt seven times, is now a construction site. A city undergoing constant transformation, it resembles Soraya, Leyla, Tarek, Nadim and Haidar who we encounter in its streets.
Soray is a tourist guide who follows the traces of past civilizations, traces that sometimes interweave with the ruins left by more recent wars. She picks up lovers and visas along the way.
Leyla oscillates between intense mysticism and atheism.
Nadim, an architect, reinvents his city, contributing to its destruction and reconstruction.
Tarek has recently returned to his country and wonders why he did so.
Haidar, a reporter, broadcasts what he observes of the world around him –and of his own life – over the radio.
These characters interact, caught hanging in the present. They dare not look behind them, even less do they dare plan ahead. What life, what stories can be invented after a catastrophe?



Terra incognita


Photos (4)

Full credits (9)

Executive Producer :

Nicolas Blanc

Director of Photography :

Jacques Bouquin

Press Attaché (film) :

Fabienne Ferreira-Barbosa

Sound editor :

Corinne Rozenberg

Music Composer :

Toufic Farroukh

Screenwriter :

Ghassan Salhab

Sound Recordist :

Patrick Allex

Editor :

Gladys Joujou

Production Designer :

Rouba Asmar

Technical details

Feature film

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Production language :

Arabic, French, English

Coproducer countries :

Lebanon, France

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Nationality :

Majority French (Lebanon, France)

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Runtime :

2 h

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Audio format :

Dolby DTS