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Despite living in a doomed country that hangs by a thread, Joud, a handsome sound engineer meets and falls in love with strong and free-spirited Rana. The young lovers, from completely different social and religious backgrounds, are drawn closer to each other, but a drastic turn of events gets between them and Rana suddenly slips away. As her parents forbid Joud from seeing her, the young man determined to see her again, finds new means of communicating with her by convincing Marwa, her sister, to download his voice messages and secretly play them to Rana…
2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 104 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Arabian Nights
Premiere: World Premiere
Rating: 18+
Contains: Adult References, Nudity, Sex and Coarse Language
Director: Philippe Aractingi
Producer: Philippe Aractingi, Denis Carot
Scriptwriter: Philippe Aractingi, Mona Krayem
DOP: Christopher Aoun
Editor: Deena Charara, Marwan Ziadeh, Julien Tavitian
Composer: Sandra Arslanian
Cast: Hadi Abou Ayash, Ruba Zarour, Yara Bou Nassar, Rafic Ali Ahmad, Joseph Bou Nassar, Lama Lawand
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