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THE KITE

by Randa Chahal Sabbag

synopsis

On her wedding day, 16-year-old Lamia, is to "cross over" the rows of barbed wire separating her village from that of her cousin's. Between the two villages lies a border and several watchtowers. Lamia's village is in Lebanon; her cousin Samy's village has been annexed by Israel. A passage is opened under control of both sides in order for newlyweds and coffins to return to their village of origin.

international title: The Kite
original title: Le Cerf-volant
country: France, Lebanon
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Randa Chahal Sabbag
film run: 120'
release date: FR 18/02/2004
screenplay: Randa Chahal Sabbag
cast: Flavia Bechara, Maher Bsaibes, Randa Asmar, Renée Dick, Ziad Rahbani
cinematography by: Alain Levent
film editing: Marie-Pierre Renaud
art director: Sylvain Chauvelot
costumes designer: Dina Hammoud
music: Ziad Rahbani
production: Ognon Pictures, ARTE France, Ulysse Productions (LB)
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