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Under the bombs

Under the bombs

A Feature film by Philippe Aractingi

Produced by Capa

Release in France : 14/05/2008

    Synopsis

    Zeina lives in Dubai. She's going through a divorce, and wanting to protect her son Karim from conjugal arguments, she decides to send him to live with her sister in Kherbet Selem, a small village in southern Lebanon.

    A few days later, war breaks out. Crazy with anxiety, Zeina immediately sets out for Lebanon, via Turkey. But the blockade prevents her from arriving in Beirut until the day of the ceasefire. She encounters Tony there, the only cab driver willing to take her to the south. Tony is a Christian, he lives in Beirut. His brother lives in Israel. Zeina is a Shi'ite. They have nothing in common. But so what. Together they visit centers for displaced people and travel through a country ravaged by war. When they get to Kherbet Selem, they find nothing but ruins. Zeina's sister is dead and Ali, a village boy, tells them that Karim has been taken away by some French journalists. Zeina and Tony set out to look for the lost child. During the journey, in which they are confronted with death from every side, a bond develops between them.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Capa

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Memento Films International

    Co-productions :

    Art'mell, Every Pictures

    French distribution :

    Art'mell

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Photos (6)

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Hervé Chabalier

    Screenwriters :

    Michel Leviant, Philippe Aractingi

    Director of Photography :

    Nidal Abdel Khalek

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Viviana Andriani

    Music Composers :

    René Aubry, Lazare Boghossian

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Arabic

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Lebanon, Great Britain

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    2007

    French release :

    14/05/2008

    Runtime :

    1 h 38 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    117.174

    Visa issue date :

    29/10/2007

    Approval :

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (2)

    Director

    News (4)

    Festival Selections (10)

    Awards (2)

    Delegations (2)

    Presskit