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West Beirut

West Beyrouth (À l'abri les enfants)

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Directed by Ziad Doueiri
France, Lebanon, 1998
Drama

Synopsis

In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: school has closed, the violence is fascinating, getting from West to East is a game.

Synopsis

In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: school has closed, the violence is fascinating, getting from West to East is a game.

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West BeirutDirected byZiad Doueiri

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1998 | Winner: François Chalais Award
Toronto International Film Festival
1998 | 2 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize
Brussels Film Festival
1997 | Winner: Audience Award

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