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Heaven Without People

OT: Heaven Without People

Lucien Bourjeily // Lebanon, 2017
Fiction Feature // FF2018
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A family get-together ends in chaos, reflecting the rifts running through Lebanon.Easter in Beirut. Josephine is overjoyed that for the first time in two years the whole family is gathered round the table. The atmosphere is relaxed and everyone is enjoying a delicious feast. But when an envelope full of money suddenly disappears, underlying tensions come to the surface. the first person under suspicion is the Ethiopian servant – but isn’t that just racial prejudice? Then a free-for-all of suspicion begins: Liberals against conservatives, Muslims against Christians. Everyone against everyone else.


LUCIEN BOURJEILY is known in the Middle East for his pieces of political theatre, which often bring him into conflict with the authorities. Heaven Without People is his debut feature and won the jury prize at the Dubai film festival 2017.



Heaven Without People

Fiction Feature





91 min

OV with English subtitles

Lucien Bourjeily

Lucien Bourjeily

Samira Sarkis, Laeticia Semaan, Jean Paul Hage, Farah Shaer, Jenny Gebara, Nadim Abou Samra, Hussein Hijazi, Ghassan Chemali, Wissam Boutros, Nancy Karam, Toni Habib, Etafer Aweke, Mohamad Abbas

Lucien Bourjeily, Farah Shaer

Ahmad Al Trabolsi

Lucien Bourjeily

Haitham Atme

Joeanne Chaiban, Maryam Hoballah

Lucien Bourjeily: lucienb@gmail.com

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