30.09. - 09.10.2021

Tadmor Lebanon, France, Switzerland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates 2016 | 103 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Monika Borgmann

Monika Borgmann (1967), geboren in Deutschland, lebt seit über 20 Jahren als Journalistin und Filmemacherin
im Mittleren Osten.
Zusammen mit Lokman Slim (1962) gründete sie 2001 in Beirut die Filmproduktion
Umam Productions. Ihr gemeinsamer Film Massaker (Co-Regie: Hermann Theissen) gewann 2005
zahlreiche Preise, darunter den FIPRESCI-Preis auf der Berlinale.

Lokman Slim

Monika Borgmann (1967) was born in Germany and has lived for the last 20 years in theMiddle East as a journalist and film-maker. Together with her husband, Lokman Slim (1962) in 2001 she foundedthe production company Umam Productions in Beirut. Their film Massacre (co-director: Hermann Theissen)won numerous prizes in 2005, including the FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlinale.

rated for 0 + years
Hybrid The prison in Tadmor was a place of terror. The poet Faraj Bayrakdar called in "the kingdom of death and madness". Until it was destroyed by the IS in 2015, Syrian and Lebanese dissidents were imprisoned by the Assad regime and systematically tortured and humiliated. Eight former inmates bear witness to the horrors they experienced there. To get over the trauma, they build a facsimile of Tadmor in an abandoned school near Beirut. Here, in the roles of victim and perpetrator they reenact the horrific events -- and relive their survival. Tadmor is an astonishing film that draws the viewer in with the power of its words and the vividness of its pictures.  
Original title: Tadmor
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Arabic
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Monika Borgmann, Lokman Slim
Screenplay: Monika Borgmann
Producer: Monika Borgmann, Philippe Avril, Gabriela Bussmann
Director of Photography: Talal Khoury
Music: Pierre Jodlowski
Production Design:
Editor: Olivier Zuchuat
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Doc & Film International
Production: Les Films de l'Étranger; GoldenEggProduction; Umam Production
Contact: Hannah Horner, Doc & Film International,


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