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A Feature film by Monika Borgmann, Lokman Slim

Produced by Les Films de l'Étranger

Production year : 2016

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Les Films de l'Étranger

Film exports/foreign sales :

Doc & Film International

Foreign production companies :

Golden Egg Production, Umam Productions

French distribution :

Zootrope Films


Amidst the popular uprising against the Syrian regime that began in 2011, a group of former Lebanese detainees decides to break their long-held silence about the horrific years they spent imprisoned in Tadmor (Palmyra), one of the Assad regime's most dreadful prisons.
They decide to testify publicly about the systematic torture and humiliation they experienced. To reclaim and overcome this dark chapter in their lives, they rebuild Tadmor in an abandoned school near Beirut.
By playing the role of both "victim" and "victimizer," they will relive their survival.




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Full credits (11)

Executive Producers :

Philippe Avril, Gabriela Bussmann, Monika Borgmann

Associate producers :

Serge Gordey, Anne Grange

Director of Photography :

Talal Khoury

Editor :

Olivier Zuchuat

Grader :

Yov Moor

Sound Supervisor :

Benjamin Benoît

Assistant Director :

Rami Nihawi

Screenwriter :

Monika Borgmann

Sound recordists :

Rawad Hobeika, Rayan Obeydine, Chady Roukoz

Music Composer :

Pierre Jodlowski

Sound Mixer :

Denis Sechaud

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Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

France, Switzerland, Lebanon

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