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Beirut the Encounter (1981)

Beyroutou el lika (original title)
Just after telephone communication is restored between the warring East and West sides of Beirut, two old college lovers, one Christian, the other Shiite, whose efforts to meet have ... See full summary »

Director:

Borhane Alaouié

Writer:

Ahmed Beydoun
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Haithem el Amine Haithem el Amine ... Haydar
Nadine Acoury Nadine Acoury ... Zeina
Najoua Haydar Najoua Haydar ... Zamzam
Houcem Sabbah Houcem Sabbah ... Mustafa
Renée Dick Renée Dick ... Zeina's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raafet Haydar Raafet Haydar ... Zeina's brother
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Just after telephone communication is restored between the warring East and West sides of Beirut, two old college lovers, one Christian, the other Shiite, whose efforts to meet have dismally failed, finally make contact. But as Zeina is leaving for the U.S. the next day, they record their innermost feelings during the night, promising to exchange tapes at the airport. It is as if each side of the city were trying, in vain, to be heard by the other. The monologues, by the well-known writer Ahmad Baydoun, which form the basis of this acutely observed, moving film, have acquired classical status in Lebanese cinema. Written by Alia Arasoughly

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Country:

Lebanon | Tunisia | Belgium

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

16 March 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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