Feature Film | 2020 | Drama | France, Germany, Lebanon
The project "Rubas Geheimnis (aka Poussière d'enfance / A Girl Made of Dust / Fromelles)" has been editorially approved, but continues to be regularly reviewed, updated and supported through to release by our editors. Please inform us of missing, false or outdated data.

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    Brief synopsis

    In a village of the Lebanese Chouf, ten-year-old Ruba lives in a dream world filled with witches and fantasies she shares with her friend Karim. However, her “joie de vivre” and little girl’s world is gradually being overwhelmed by her precarious family situation and the encroaching war. Naji, her elder brother, is keeping bad company and dangerously moving away from his family and towards the abyss. As for her dear uncle Wadih, his openly comfortable lifestyle in this decaying environment raises many concerns. Fortunately, Teta, her loving grandmother, looks after Ruba and desperately tries to protect what is left of her childhood. Despite this, Ruba slowly becomes acutely aware of the imminent danger of war, and in her own way, she helps her family through their times of adversity.
    Source: Doha Film Institute


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Dunya RamadanRuba [L]
    Kida Khodr RamadanNabil [L]
    Diamand Abou AbboudAida [L]
    Rodney El Haddadn.a. [SR]
    Mouzner Baalbakin.a. [SR]


    DirectorHiam Abbass
    ProducerSabine Sidawi
    ProducerOliver Huzly
    ProducerJean Christophe Barret
    ProducerMilena FessmannSugartown
    ScreenwriterMonica Solon
    ScreenwriterSteve Hawes
    Literary sourceHali AzziRoman

    Distributing companies

    Les Films du Losange [fr]