Beirut Open City / Dokhan Bila Naar

  • Release Date: 2007
  • Type: Feature Film
  • Run time: 107 Minutes
  • Directed by: Samir Habchi
  • Produced by: Misr International Films, Sunnyland Films, Union of Artists for Cinema and Video
  • Screenplay: Kamal Bounadar
  • Cast: Khaled El Nabawi, Rouni El Hadad, Diamon Bouaboud, Cyrine Abdelnour, Nakoula Daniel, Mahmoud Mabsout, Refaat Tarbiya, Joseph Bounassar
  • Cinematographer: Milad Touk
  • Editing: Milad Touk
  • Music: Gamal Abou El Hassan
  • Sound: Samer Al Saidi
  • Scenario: Samir Habchi

In the 1990s at the height of the Syrian occupation of Lebanon, a photojournalist attempts to make a film about the brutal interrogation methods used by the shadowy intelligence se/?e of intrigue as the authority's net tightens around him. In a separate part of the city, a newly married Lebanese man is accidentally shot to death by the bodyguards of the U.S. ambassador. These seemingly unlinked events hurtle towards each other in a city where the truth seldom seems to reveals itself from the shadows.

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