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36e 18 - 27.03.2022

West Beirut

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Doueiri scored big with his debut film. No sooner released, it was selected at Cannes. As well as stunning cinematography, the tight storytelling keeps the audience gripped. Set in 1975, it revolves around a group of young friends trying to shoot a film in Beirut. Their plans are derailed by the outbreak of civil war. The irrevocable loss of innocence explodes on screen. Lebanon will never be the same again.
  • fiction
  • France, Norway, Lebanon, Belgium
  • 1998 | 111 min. | Colour
  • Language : Arabic
  • Subtitles : French | German
Cast & Crew
Ziad Doueiri
Ricardo Jacques Gale
Dominique Marcombe
Stewart Copeland
Nicolas Cantin
Thierry Sabatier
Rami Doueiri
Carmen Lebbos
Mohamad Chamas
Rola Al Amin
Rachid Bouchareb
Jean Bréhat
3B Productions
La Sept Arte
Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée
Douri Films
Exposed Film Productions AS
L'Agence de la Francophonie (ACCT)
MEDIA Programme of the European Union
Ministère de la Culture de la Republique Française
Ministère des Affaires Étrangères
Norsk Rikskringkasting (NRK)
Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF)
Print Contact
Ziad Doueiri
2020 Dérapages (TV series, 6 episodes)
2017 L'Insulte
2016-2018 Baron noir (TV series, 12 episodes)
2012 L'Attentat
2004 Lila dit ça

Conception: By the way studio - Développement: Agence MiNT

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