Beirut Open City / Dokhan Bila Naar

  • Release Date: 2007
  • Type: Featured
  • Run time: 107 Minutes
  • Directed by: Samir Habshy
  • Produced by: Gabriel Khoury
  • Screenplay: Samir Habshy
  • Cast: Khaled El Nabawy, Rodney El Haddad, Diamond Bouaboud, Cyrine Abdel Nour, Nakoula Daniel, Mahmoud Mabsout, Refaat Tarbeya, Joseph Bounassar
  • Cinematography: Milad Took
  • Editing: Milad Took
  • Costume design: DesciĆ©e Dekashy
  • Music: Gamal Abou El Hassan
  • Sound: Samer Al Saidi
  • Subtitles: English

In the 1990s, post the civil war in Lebanon and at the height of the Syrian occupation of Lebanese territories, a photojournalist attempts to make a film about Arab authorities' brutal interrogation methods. In a separate part of the city, a newly married Lebanese man is accidentally shot to death by the U.S. ambassador's bodyguard. Seemingly unrelated events that hurtle towards each other in a city where the truth seldom seems to reveals itself from the shadows.

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