NADINE LABAKI

CAPHARNAUM

"Prepare to be blown away" - Vulture
2018 · 121 mins · Drama
After being jailed for committing a violent crime, Zain, a mistreated 12-year-old boy, sues his parents for giving him life. Zain’s large family live hand to mouth in a squalid apartment in Lebanon. The kids work instead of going to school. When Zain’s 11 year old sister is sold into marriage, he flees the family home in search of a better life. He is taken in and lovingly cared for by an illegal Ethiopian worker, Rahil, who lives in a shanty house with her baby. But when Rahil disappears, Zain is suddenly left to fend for himself and her baby,...

After being jailed for committing a violent crime, Zain, a mistreated 12-year-old boy, sues his parents for giving him life. Zain’s large family live hand to mouth in a squalid apartment in Lebanon. The kids work instead of going to school. When Zain’s 11 year old sister is sold into marriage, he flees the family home in search of a better life. He is taken in and lovingly cared for by an illegal Ethiopian worker, Rahil, who lives in a shanty house with her baby. But when Rahil disappears, Zain is suddenly left to fend for himself and her baby, resorting to increasingly desperate measures to survive. Director Nadine Labaki (Where Do We Go Now?) cast non-professional actors from displaced backgrounds similar to their characters, resulting in authentic and extraordinary performances.

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★★★★ – “CAPHARNAUM is a worthy Oscar Best Foreign Film nominee with a gritty tale of kids doing it tough on the mean streets of Beirut.” - Leigh Paatsch, news.com.au (HERALD SUN / DAILY TELEGRAPH / ADELAIDE ADVERTISER / COURIER MAIL)

Info

Format
DVD
Catalogue
MMA9324
Languages
Arabic
Subtitles
English
Encoding
PAL
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1

Directed by

Nadine Labaki

Featuring

Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw