Arab Cinema ReImagined

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Academy Award Nominee for Best International Feature Film

Sam Ali, a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts to have his back tattooed by one of the World’s most sulfurous contemporary artist. Turning his own body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam will however come to realize that his decision might actually mean anything but freedom.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    104 minutes
  • Language
    Arabic, English, French
  • Country
  • Director
    Kaouther Ben Hania
  • Screenwriter
    Kaouther Ben Hania
  • Producer
    Martin Hampel, Thanassis Karathanos, Annabella Nezri, Andreas Rocksén
  • Executive Producer
    Nadim Cheikhrouha, Habib Attia
  • Cast
    Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Koen De Bouw, Monica Bellucci, Saad Lostan
  • Cinematographer
    Christopher Aoun
  • Music
    Amin Bouhafa