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MIGUEL'S WAR

by Eliane Raheb

synopsis

Miguel’s War portrays a sensitive but self-destructive Lebanese man, strongly oppressed by society all through his youth. In 1982 he decides to participate in Lebanon’s civil war to find a place within society and to prove his family that he can fight like a «real man». He fails. Traumatised by his experiences and haunted by an eternal feeling of guilt and shame, Miguel leaves to Spain. It’s only now – more than 30 years after leaving Lebanon – that Miguel is willing to confront himself and the ghosts from his past to finally find emotional balance.

international title: Miguel's War
original title: Miguel's War
country: Lebanon, Germany, Spain
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Eliane Raheb
film run: 90'
screenplay: Eliane Raheb
cinematography by: Bassem Fayad
film editing: Eliane Raheb
producer: Eliane Raheb, Margot Haiböck, Lissi Muschol, Felipe Lage Coro
production: Kabinett Filmproduktion, Zeitun Films, Itar Productions (LB)
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