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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


    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


    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

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    Co-production :

    Créative Caméra Productions

    French distribution :

    Ad Vitam

    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