Under the Bombs

Under the Bombs

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Under the Bombs

A divorced Shiite mother and a kindly Christian taxi driver venture into war-torn Lebanon on a desperate quest to locate the woman's missing six-year-old son. Zeina (Nada Abou Farhat) is an upper-class mother who was going through a divorce when she sent her son Karim to live with his aunt in the small village of Kherbet Selem, just south of Lebanon. Having sent Karim away to spare him the pain of watching his parents separate, Zeina is horrified to discover that war has broken out in Lebanon and now her child is nowhere to be found. Zeina knows that the only way to reach Lebanon is through Turkey, but her desperate trip to the port of Beirut is unexpectedly hindered by the blockade. On the day of the ceasefire, Zelna finally arrives at the port of Beirut. Though the vast majority of local taxi drivers prove reluctant make the dangerous journey south, amiable cabbie Tony sympathizes with the desperate mother and bravely agrees to act as her escort. Upon arriving in Kherbet Selem, Zeina is informed by a young boy that her sister was killed and French journalists have taken Karim away. Now, as every hour of Zeina's search becomes a monumental struggle, the Shiite mother and the Christian cab driver discover just how futile religious differences truly are when a child's life is on the line.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2009
UPC: 0616892974420
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Film Movement
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:38:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nada Abou Farhat Zeina
Georges Khabbaz Toni
Rawia Elchab Actor
Bshara Attalah Actor

Technical Credits
Philippe Aractingi Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Bchara Atallah Asst. Director
Rene Aubry Score Composer
Elie Bekhazi Cinematographer
Lazare Boghossian Score Composer
Herve Chabalier Producer
Mouhab Chanesaz Sound/Sound Designer
Deena Charara Editor
Claude Chelli Associate Producer,Executive Producer
Francois Cohen-Seat Producer
Fabien Devillers Sound Mixer
Ran Eid Sound Editor
Nidal Abdel Khalek Cinematographer
Tima Khali Executive Producer
Michel Leviant Screenwriter
Nathalie Leyendecker Associate Producer,Executive Producer
Paul Raphael Producer
Piste Rouge Sound Mixer
Bruno Seznec Sound Mixer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Under the Bombs
1. To the South? [8:55]
2. All the Lost Souls [7:32]
3. Small Errand [5:28]
4. Your Son's Alive [12:20]
5. Chasing a Shadow [7:55]
6. Not My War, Not My War [14:08]
7. The Land Shakes [8:19]
8. News [12:56]
9. The Road Is Dangerous [7:24]
10. A Forlorn Corner [8:39]
11. They're All Dead [3:33]
12. Credits [1:21]

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