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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