Under the Bombs

TitleUnder the Bombs
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsAractingi, Philippe
Running Time98 min
Date Released03/2008
DistributorLions Gate Films
Publication Languageeng

During a cease-fire in the Lebanon-Israel conflict of 2006, Tony, a Christian taxi-driver, brings Zeina, a Shiite woman from Beirut, to the heart of the conflict in the country's south. While they scour the rubble of local towns for Zeina's son, they discover that despite their very different backgrounds they have much in common. During their trip through the desolate countryside, the two travelers develop a deep bond as a response to the death surrounding them. Shot entirely on location during the summer of 2006, in the middle of the ruins of war-torn Lebanon. Aractingi only hired two professional actors; the rest are real refugees, journalists, soldiers, etc., playing themselves.


Nada Abou-Farhat, Georges Khabbaz, Bshara Atallah, Rawia Elchab.


Art'Mell, Capa, Fantascope Production and Starfield Productions in association with Rhamsa Production; Written by Philippe Aractingi and Michel Léviant; Directed by Philippe Aractingi.


Drama, Romance, War

Alternate TitleSous les bombes
Original PublicationTaht alqasf
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