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NAME OF FILM: CAPERNAUM (CAPHARNAÜM) (2018)
DIRECTOR(S): Nadine Labaki
STARRING: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Zain, a 12-year-old boy serving a five-year sentence in a Beirut prison for stabbing someone. Zain has decided to sue his parents, and when a judge asks him to explain why, he says, “Because I was born.” Then in flashback, Zain’s stunning tale unfolds, showing his life of neglect in the Beirut slums, and his failed attempts to save his young sister from being given away in marriage to a much older man. Capernaum, which translates to “chaos” in Arabic, is not the easiest watch, but it is a captivating and unforgettable one, moving audiences to tears and applause all over the world.
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