Beyroutou el lika

TitleBeyroutou el lika
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1981
AuthorsAlaouié, Borhane
Running Time125 min
Date Released1981
Publication Languageeng

Just after telephone communication is restored between the warring East and West sides of Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War, two old college lovers, one Christian, the other Shiite, whose efforts to meet have dismally failed, finally make contact. But as Zeina is leaving for the U.S. the next day, they record their innermost feelings during the night, promising to exchange tapes at the airport. It is as if each side of the city were trying, in vain, to be heard by the other. The monologues, by the well-known writer Ahmad Baydoun, which form the basis of this acutely observed, moving film, have acquired classical status in Lebanese cinema. [IMDb]


Haithem el Amine, Nadine Acoury, Najoua Haydar, Houcem Sabbah


Produced by Hassen Daldoul; Written by Ahmed Beydoun; Cinematography by Alexis Grivas; Edited by Eliane Du Bois


Drama, War, Romance

Translated TitleBeirut the Encounter
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