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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'
screenplay: Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf, Magali Negroni
cast: Ziad Bakri, Yumna Marwan, David Field, Ramzi Maqdisi, Miranda Tapsell, Zayd Khalaf, Reem Ali, Sawsan Arshid, Rami Farah, Fares Al-Helou
cinematography by: Eric Devin
film editing: Monique Dartonne
art director: Catherine Cosme
music: Thomas Couzinier, Frédéric Kooshmanian
producer: Raphaël Alexandre, Anas Khalaf, Nicolas Leprêtre
co-producer: Francine Lusser, Gérard Monier, Patrick Quinet
executive producer: Sawsan Asfari, Ossama Bawardi, Brian Cobb, Ted Reilly, Mahveen Shahraki.M, Kelly Waller
line producer: Ossama Bawardi, Ted Reilly, Mahveen Shahraki.M
production: Georges Films, Tipi'mages Productions sàrl, Artémis Productions, ARTE France Cinéma, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR, Proximus, Ad Vitam Productions, Syneastes Films (SY)
backing: Doha Film Institute (QA), CNC (FR)
distributor: Ad Vitam
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