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A Suspended Life

A Suspended Life

A Feature film by Jocelyne Saab

Production year : 1985


    The film tells the daily life of a young girl exiled in Beirut during the occupation of South Lebanon by the Israeli army. Samar was born during the war. An unwilling nomad, she grew among fighters. She acquired from them a taste for challenge and a ruthless attitude, which constrasts with her fascination with the sugar-coated Egyptian movies she is fed by TV.

    In a pink and secret house, Karim, an artist with a dual cultural belonging, dedicates himself to the painting of arabesques. He hopes to find in them a refuge from the collapse of his reason. He is indeed exhausted and has maybe even lost his taste for life. The meeting of Samar and Karim is made possible by the war. An incomprehensible link unites them. 

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Co-productions :

    Sigmarc, U.P.C.T.

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    Full credits (6)

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Lorrain

    Director of Photography :

    Claude La Rue

    Editor :

    Philippe Gosselet

    Screenwriters :

    Jocelyne Saab, Gérard Brach

    Production managers :

    Anne-Marie Otte, Jean Lara

    Music Composer :

    François Dompierre

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Lebanon, Canada

    Original French-language productions :


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    French release :

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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    Approval :


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    Posters (1)