30.09. - 09.10.2021

Beirut, Open City Lebanon 2008 | 96 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Samir Habchi

Samir Habchi , born in 1961, director and writer. His other films beside“Beirut, Open City” are “The Tornado” (1992) and “Lady of the Palace”.

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Beirut in the 1990s, under Syrian occupation. An Egyptian documentary filmmaker wants to make a film about secret service interrogations of dissidents and gets caught in a net of intrigues and corruption. Meanwhile a young, married Lebanese is shot by a US embassy security guard. These two subplots move towards each other inexorably in this dark thriller.

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Original title: Doukhan Bila Nar
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Samir Habchi
Screenplay: Samir Habchi
Cast: Khaled Al Nabawi, Rodney Al Haddad, Diamand Bou Abboud, Cyrine Abdelnour
Producer: Gabriel Khoury
Director of Photography: Milad Tauk
Music: Jamal Abou El Hosn
Production Design:
Editor: Tony Partamian
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Fondation Liban Cinéma, Berytech Technologie et Santé, Rue de Damas, B.P. 11-7503 Riad el Solh, Beyrouth - Libanon, Tel: +961 1 612500 ext. 4124, Fax: 00961 1 611005, e-mail:
Production: Msir International Films


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