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by Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf


In 2000, Sami was the Arabic-English translator for the Syrian Olympic team in Sydney, Australia. A slip of the tongue forced him to stay in Australia and live in exile as a political refugee. In 2011, when the Syrian revolution starts and his brother is arrested, Sami risks everything to return to Syria to find him.

international title: The Translator
original title: Almutarajim
country: Syria, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Qatar
sales agent: Charades
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf
film run: 105'
release date: CH 29/09/2021, FR 13/10/2021
screenplay: Rana Kazkaz, Magali Negroni
cast: Ziad Bakri, Yumna Marwan, David Field, Sawsan Arshid, Miranda Tapsell, Fares Al-Helou, Reem Ali, Rami Farah, Zayd Khalaf, Ramzi Maqdisi
cinematography by: Eric Devin
film editing: Monique Dartonne
art director: Catherine Cosme
music: Thomas Couzinier, Frédéric Kooshmanian
producer: Raphaël Alexandre, Nicolas Leprêtre, Anas Khalaf
co-producer: Francine Lusser, Gérard Monier, Patrick Quinet
executive producer: Sawsan Asfari, Kelly Aisthorpe Waller, John Waller, Ted Reilly, Ossama Bawardi, Brian Cobb, Mahveen Shahraki
line producer: Ossama Bawardi, Mahveen Shahraki
production: Georges Films, Tipi'mages Productions sàrl, Artémis Productions, ARTE France Cinéma, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR, Alba Films, Syneastes Films (SY)
backing: Doha Film Institute (QA), CNC (FR), Chicago Media Angels (US), Cocoon Films (CH), Arte France (FR), Philistine Films (PS), Brazen Lot (UK), Féderal Office of Culture (FOC) (CH), Cinéforom (CH), Loterie Romande (CH), TaxShelter.BE (BE), ING (BE), Proximus (BE)
distributor: Agora Films, Alba Films

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