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by Abbas Fahdel


Mastur and Zahra grew up in southern Iraq, between the Tiger and Euphrates rivers. Just after their marriage, the Gulf War breaks out. Mastur is forcibly recruited in the army and sent to the front. On the battlefield, he strikes up a friendship with Riad, a young Baghdadi soldier. Mortally wounded, Mastur makes Riad promise to look after Zahra once the war is over...

international title: Dawn of the World
original title: L'Aube du monde
country: France, Germany
sales agent: Rezo Films International
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Abbas Fahdel
film run: 95'
release date: FR 27/05/2009
screenplay: Abbas Fahdel
cast: Karim Saleh, Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass, Waleed Abou El Magd, Sayed Ragab, Mahmoud Nagui, Mohamed Ali Keshta, Nabil El Deeb
cinematography by: Gille Porte
film editing: Sylvie Gadmer
art director: Hussein Baydoun
music: Jürgen Knieper
producer: Pascal Verroust, Oliver Damian, Ahmed El Attar
production: ADR Productions, 27 Films Production, Canal+, Orient Productions
distributor: Rezo Films

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