Under The Bombs
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During a cease-fire in the Lebanon-Israel conflict of 2006, a Christian taxi driver brings an untraditional Shiite woman from Beirut to the heart of the conflict in the country s south. While they scour the rubble of local towns for her son, who was sent to live with her traditional family while she was staying with her husband in Dubai, they discover that despite their very different backgrounds they have much in common. And during their trip through the desolate countryside, the two travelers develop a deep bond as a response to the death striking all around them. The film was shot entirely on location during the summer of 2006, in the middle of the ruins of war-torn Lebanon. Aractingi only hired two professional actors, the rest are real refugees, journalists, soldiers, etc..., playing themselves.
WINNER Altre Visioni and Human Rights Film Award Venice Film Festival
WINNER Golden Pony Award, Best Actress Dubai Intl Film Festival
WINNER The Critics Award Eurasia Film Festival
WINNER Grand Jury Prize Namur Intl Francophone Film Festival
NOMINATED Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION Seattle Intl Film Festival, Stockholm Intl Film Festival, Amiens Intl Film Festival, Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Strikingly beautiful...Utterly compelling! --The Hollywood Reporter
Superb! ...a hypnotic roller coaster [that is] chilling and deeply affecting --The San Francisco Chronicle
Poignant...improvised scenes score with their emotional authenticity. --Variety
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Her husband shows no interest in traveling throughout Lebanon due to business distractions. Therefore, the two go about it alone among the scenes of war and destruction.
What follows in this search is a developing friendship and a cause.... now jointly, to find her lost son.
under Israeli bombing.
The basic set up and story are a bit familiar - a woman hires a reluctant cab driver to take her
into the dangerous, ravaged south to try and find her sister and her son, and gradually they bond.
But the acting, emotional power, plot twists, and images of devastation raise it above
cliché into a strong document on human suffering.