In the battlefields

In the battlefields

Original title: Maarek hob, ou, Dans les champs de bataille
Production: Quo Vadis Cinéma; Versus Production; Taxi Films
Country: France
Director: Danielle Arbid
Script: Danielle Arbid
Photography: Hélène Louvart
Cast: Marianne Feghali; Rawia Elchab; Laudi Arbid; Aouni Kawas; Carmen Lebbos
Year: 2004
Duration: 90
Genre: Drama
Color: Color
Original language: Arabic
Languages available: Arabic
Subtitles: No


 Lina, a young girl in war-torn Beirut, finds an ally and friend in Sihan, her domineering aunt's maid. Sihan shows Lina what her life could be like, but tests the girl's limits when she asks her to help plot her escape from the city.

Co-production between Belgium; France; Germany; and, Lebanon.


 Winner at the Milan Film Festival 2004: Best Feature Film

Winner of the New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2005

Winner of the IMA Grand Prize, at the Paris Biennal of Arab Cinema 2004

Nominated for a Gold Hugo, at the Chicago International Film Festival 2004: New Directors Competition (Danielle Arbid)

Nominated for the Grand Prize, at the Tokyo FILMeX 2004

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