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A Feature film by Monika Borgmann, Lokman Slim

Produced by Les Films de l'Étranger

Production year : 2016


    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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    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

    Photos (10)

    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 Séchaud

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Switzerland, Lebanon

    Original French-language productions :


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    Current status :

    Approval :