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28 Ratings

Captain Abu Raed

Directed by Amin Matalqa
Jordan, 2007


Jordanian director/screenwriter Amin Matalqa tells this tale of an elderly airline janitor mistaken for a pilot by the children of his neighborhood who does his best to inject a little imagination into their bleak reality.

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Captain Abu Raed Directed by Amin Matalqa

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2008 | Winner: World Cinema - Dramatic (Audience Award)

Seattle International Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Best Director

Dubai International Film Festival

2007 | Winner: Best Actor

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2009 | Winner: John Schlesinger Award

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