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A Feature film by Rashid Masharawi

Produced by Parev Productions

Production year : 1996


    Haifa, nicknamed after the city of his love and hope, comes and goes in a Palestinian refugee camp. Although he is everybody's fool, there are many things that only he knows. He is closely related to the family of Abu Said, a former policeman who finds new hope with the political developments. Oum Said, his wife, hangs her hope on the imminent release of their eldest son, Said, from jail. She tries to find him a bride to secure his future. Their youngest son, Siad, is cynical and rebellious. He refuses to believe in anything. Sabah, their twelve year old daughter sees the future through the eyes of a romantic, searching for what it might hold in store for her.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Parev Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Fortissimo Films

    Foreign production company :

    Argus Film Produktie

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (8)

    Screenwriter :

    Rashid Masharawi

    Sound recordists :

    Noel Jabour, Roberto Van Eijden

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Thierry Lenouvel

    Music Composer :

    Said Morad

    Director of Photography :

    Edwin Verstegen

    Production Manager :

    Ayoud Akhrass

    Editor :

    Hadara Oren

    Costume designers :

    Diana Van grop, Gress Adbo

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    The Netherlands, France, Palestine

    Original French-language productions :


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    French release :

    Runtime :

    1 h 15 min

    Current status :

    Approval :


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    Audio format :

    Dolby stereo

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1996

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1996)


    Un Certain Regard