Capernaum – Stadt der Hoffnung

A film by Nadine Labaki. In Arabic with German subtitles.

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I want to sue my par­ents. Because they gave birth to me”. Twelve-year-old Zain tends to tell it like it is. Instead of going to school like other child­ren in Beirut, he is alre­a­dy forced to earn money in order to pro­vi­de on a dai­ly basis. When his par­ents sell his youn­ger sis­ter Sahar to their land­lord, Zain has final­ly had enough and deci­des to run away from home. In an amu­se­ment park he meets Rahil, ille­gal clea­ner from Ethiopia. Zain offers to baby­sit her one-year-old son, whom she has to hide from the aut­ho­ri­ties. A few weeks and many unfor­gettable expe­ri­en­ces later, Zain deci­des to sue his par­ents in court… The film title CAPHARNAÜM deno­tes a place full of cha­os and mad­ness. This is exact­ly whe­re Lebanese direc­tor Nadine Labaki sets and skilful­ly unra­vels her high­ly emo­tio­nal fable about life in poverty.


Cafarnaúm (كفرناحوم)
Libanon 2018, arab. OmU, 126 Min.
Regie: Nadine Labaki
Kamera: Christopher Aoun
Schnitt: Konstantin Bock
Buch: Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Kesrouani, Georges Khabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar
mit: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawthar Al Haddad, Fadi Kamel Youssef, Cedra Izam



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