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The Kite (Le Cerf-Volant) - Amazon.com Exclusive (2013)

Flavia Béchara , Ziad Rahbani , Randa Chahal Sabbag  |  Unrated |  DVD
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Flavia Béchara, Ziad Rahbani
  • Directors: Randa Chahal Sabbag
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: Arabic
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Global Lens
  • DVD Release Date: September 13, 2013
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001NJ9152
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #260,730 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Kite (Le Cerf-Volant) - Amazon.com Exclusive" on IMDb

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Rich in subtly rendered comedy and tragedy. --Museum of Modern Art

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The Kite (Le Cerf-Volant) – Amazon.com Exclusive

In director Randa Chahal Sabbag's fairytale for troubled times, sixteen-year old Lamia must cross a border checkpoint between Lebanon and Israel to marry a man she has never met. Neither she nor her betrothed are eager to consummate a marriage to a stranger matter further complicated by Lamia's surprising admission that she is in love with the Israeli soldier guarding the border.

Sabbag's enchanting drama about marriage and tradition is underscored by delicate symbolism and artful references to politics of Lebanon's territories that have been annexed.

"Sabbag's uniquely Lebanese take on life and love in the middle of conflict has a refreshingly original appeal that crosses some formidable barriers."
-Nitrate Online

"Poignant, humorous, and exquisitely realized... a provocative and sincere portrait of the tragic absurdity of territoriality and arbitrarily imposed borders."
-Strictly Film School

The Kite is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative. In Arabic with English subtitles.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great storyline - pretty realistic July 18, 2012
By ESacre
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I'm Lebanese American and lost a lot of my Arabic when my father went back to Lebanon. I was looking for Arabic movies with English subtitles to watch and get used to the dialogue again. This movie surprised me. The storyline is really good and it's a sweet love. However translating the words to English, I can understand why the previous person who wrote their review didn't give the best reveiw. You will have to understand the culture to truely understand this story. It's so realistic on so many levels. I love Lebanon, and I vist my family a lot. Watching this movie kind of brings you into reality - how good we have it here in America. I really recommend this movie to those that love the language and the culture and understand it fully.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing January 3, 2014
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I was very excited about this film, and thought that the story line was intriguing. And then I watched it, and changed my mind. The concept was intriguing, but it was not well executed. I know it was an award-winner, so clearly this puts me in a category all my own, but I was not engaged.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Niche Film October 30, 2009
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A subtitled Lebanese movie that may attract those with an interest in Middle East politics, customs and mores. A mix of serious drama, comedy and surreal interpretation that really doesn't seem to have much in the way of mainstream viewer appeal. More of a specialized niche film.
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