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Zozo Sweden 2005 | 103 min | OV | | FF 2005

Josef Fares

Josef Fares (*1971) was born in the Lebanonand grew up in Sweden. He made his firstfilm at age of 15. His comedies Jalla!Jalla! andKops were big successes in Germany.

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The 12-year-old orphan Zozo is forced to leave his native Beirut to live with his grandparents in Sweden. There, he is confronted with rejection, disorientation and outright hostility. Director Josef Fares processes his own biography in this film, as well as paying tribute to all war-orphans. Like the traumatised Zozo, he too grew up in Sweden after having spent his early life in the Lebanon.
Original title: Zozo
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic, Swedish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Josef Fares
Screenplay: Josef Fares
Cast: Imad Creidi, Antoinette Turk, Elias Gergi, Carmen Lebbos
Producer: Anna Anthony, Gillian Berrie
Director of Photography: Aril Wretblad
Music: Adam Nordén
Production Design: Anna Asp
Editor: Michal Leszczylowski, Kristin Grundström
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Trust Film Sales ApS, Avedøre Tværvej 10, 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark, Tel: +45 3686 8788, Fax: +45 3677 4448, e-mail:
Production: Memfis Film, Upplandsgatan 35, 11328 Stockholm, Sweden, Tel. +46 8 33 55 76, Fax: +46 8 30 99 34, e-mail:; Zentropa Entertainment


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