Cohen Media Group | Release Date: January 12, 2018
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ledaumasFeb 11, 2018
Sub-titled movies usually don’t interest us, but we wanted to see this movie because we felt it would explain the situation in Lebanon between the Lebanese and the refugees, and it did. It’s a very thought-provoking film with a strongSub-titled movies usually don’t interest us, but we wanted to see this movie because we felt it would explain the situation in Lebanon between the Lebanese and the refugees, and it did. It’s a very thought-provoking film with a strong message. The film shows how, even long after war, people are still very wounded and react in ways that if they don’t change, recovery is impossible. This movie also reminded me how situations involving tribal disputes, racial discrimination, or people not allowing different people be, regresses any progress in life for everyone. Now I have to watch the other 4 Oscar nominated foreign films to see if this movie was as good as I thought it was. On a side note, the actress Camille Salameh stood out for us because she seems like a combination of Lebanese Jennifer Lawrence/Helen Mirren. She played the young lawyer well, but then, the entire cast was excellent. Expand
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Brent_MarchantFeb 20, 2018
Though sometimes a little shrill in its tone and dogma and a little formulaic in its narrative format, the film nevertheless serves as an effective metaphor for what's wrong with humanity these days. Excessive polarization, a desire forThough sometimes a little shrill in its tone and dogma and a little formulaic in its narrative format, the film nevertheless serves as an effective metaphor for what's wrong with humanity these days. Excessive polarization, a desire for vengeance rather than justice and an unwillingness to compromise all take front-row seats in this Lebanese drama about finding balance and reconciliation when those qualities are in virtually nonexistent supply. A knowledge of Middle Eastern politics certainly helps aid the viewing experience, but, even with not knowing all the details, the essence of the conflicts -- and the message of the film -- nonetheless come through loud and clear (sometimes even a little more so than one might want). Expand
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CosiMOLOGOSep 10, 2018
La película comienza aclarando que todo lo que vamos a ver no refleja la postura de ningún partido político, pero claro, este termina siendo un aviso inútil que se termina contradiciendo con escenas que reflejan de una magnifica manera laLa película comienza aclarando que todo lo que vamos a ver no refleja la postura de ningún partido político, pero claro, este termina siendo un aviso inútil que se termina contradiciendo con escenas que reflejan de una magnifica manera la realidad que los inmigrantes viven. Nos presentan a Toni, un libanés cristiano, muy apegado a su ideología, que tiene una esposa gestante con un fuerte odio que se reanima cuando conoce a Yasser, un refugiado palestino que trabaja para una constructora. La película maneja un ritmo tenso y tiene interpretaciones muy bien logradas. Es una historia que insta a la reconciliación cultural, nacional, religiosa. Honesta. Con una intención clara que no deja insatisfecho ni indiferente a nadie y muestra, por medio de la historia la situación que se vive en el medio oriente. Expand
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