Sous les bombes / Under the Bombs

TitleSous les bombes / Under the Bombs
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsAractingi, Philippe
Running Time98 min
Date Released03/2008
DistributorLions Gate Films
Publication LanguageArabic, French

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.

Original PublicationSous les bombes
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