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Dawn of the World - © Abbas Fahdel

Dawn of the World

A Feature film by Abbas Fahdel

Produced by ADR Productions

Release in France : 27/05/2009

    Synopsis

    The marshlands of Mesopotamia, at the delta of the Euphrates and Tiger rivers, in Sounthern Iraq.

    This is where Mastour and Zahra grow up. Being cousins, they are married very young. But when the first Gulf War explodes, they are forced apart as he's drafted in the army. On the battlefield, Mastour befriends with Riad, a young teacher from Baghdad.

    Deadly wounded, Mastour makes Riad promise to marry and protect Zahra when the war is over. When Riad arrives in the village, he falls deeply in love with Zahra. But unable to bear the loss of her husband, she shuts herself off. In this completely foreign environment, hostile to this new comer and as a new war is on the verge of flaming up the country, Riad will do the impossible to find his place.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    ADR Productions

    Foreign production company :

    27 Films Production

    French distribution :

    Rezo Films

    Co-production :

    Orient Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Rezo

    Photos (8)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producer :

    Pascal Verroust

    Screenwriter :

    Abbas Fahdel

    Sound Recordist :

    Emmanuel Zouki

    Press Attachés (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar, Charlotte Tourret

    Production Designer :

    Hussein Baydoun

    Casting :

    Nicolas Lublin

    Sound Mixer :

    Christian Riegel

    Assistant Director :

    Elyes Zrelli

    Director of Photography :

    Gilles Porte

    Production Manager :

    Mohamed El Gohary

    Editor :

    Sylvie Gadmer

    Music Composer :

    Jürgen Knieper

    Costume designer :

    Hussein Baydoun

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Arabic

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Germany

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Germany)

    Production year :

    2007

    French release :

    27/05/2009

    Runtime :

    1 h 36 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    115.311

    Visa issue date :

    01/04/2009

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (5)

    Delegations

    Presskit (2)

    Website