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Capharnaüm / Capernaum

  • Capernaum - Stadt der Hoffnung (German title)
Feature Film | 2016-2018 | Drama | Lebanon

Shooting data

Number of shooting days90
LocationsBeirut

Project data

Budget4 mio
Film financing
Length of movie123'
Picture formatCinemascope (1 : 2,39)

Trailers/Videos

  • [fr] VO sous-titrée en français
  • [de] Offizieller Trailer deutsch - Alamode

Brief synopsis

Français :
À l’intérieur d’un tribunal, ZAIN, un garçon de 12 ans, est présenté devant LE JUGE.
LE JUGE : « Pourquoi attaquez-vous vos parents en justice ? »
ZAIN : « Pour m’avoir donné la vie »

English:
INT. COURTROOM
ZAIN, a 12-year-old boy, faces THE JUDGE.
THE JUDGE: Why are you suing your own parents? ZAIN: For giving me life.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Zaïn Al RafeeaZaïn [L]
Yordanos ShiferawRahil [L]
Boluwatife Treasure BankoleYonas [L]
Fadi Kamel YoussefSelim [L]
Haita 'Cedra' IzamSahar [L]
Alaa ChouchniehAspro [L]
Kawthar Al HaddadSouad [L]Maria Magdalena Rabl
Diverse [BP]Sofie Gross

Crew

ActivityNameComment
director of photographyChristopher Aoun
2nd unit dopMarco Müller [5]
steadicam operatorMarco Müller [5]
1st assistant cameraCyril Lèbre
casting directorJennifer Haddad
costume designerZeina Saab Demelero
directorNadine Labaki
1st assistant directorToufic Khreich
editorKonstantin Bock
gafferFrida Marzouk
composerKhaled Mouzanar
producerKhaled Mouzanar
co-producerAkram Safa
co-producerPierre Sarraf
freelance producerMichel Merkt
screenwriterMichelle Kesrouani
screenwriterNadine Labaki
screenwriterJihad Hojeily
co-writerGeorges Khabbaz

Production companies

CompanyComment
Mooz Films [lb]
Les Films Des Tournelles [fr]in association with
Boo Pictures [us]in association with
Louverture Films [us]in association with
Synchronicity Films [uk]in association with

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Alamode Filmdistribution oHG [de]Verleih Deutschland
Gaumont S.A. [fr]Distribution France
Wild Bunch [fr]World Sales

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesVantage Film GmbHLenses

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Nadine Labaki2018Festival de Cannes [fr]Prix du juryWinner
Nadine Labaki2018TIFF Toronto Int. Film Festival [ca]Special PresentationsNominated
Nadine Labaki2018Hamptons Int. Film Festival [us]Nominated
Nadine Labaki2018San Sebastian Int. Film Festival [es]Sektion Perlak - PublikumspreisNominated
Nadine Labaki2018Zurich Film Festival [ch]Gala PremierenNominated
Nadine Labaki2018Around the World in 14 Films [de]14 FilmeNominated
Nadine Labaki2018Stockholm Int. Film Festival [se]Audience AwardWinner
Christopher Aoun2019Deutscher Kamerapreis [de]KinospielfilmWinner
Nadine Labaki2019Academy Awards (Oscars) [us]Foreign Language FilmNominated
Mooz Films [lb]2019Golden Globes [us]Best Motion Picture - Foreign LanguageNominated

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseHong KongWednesday, 03.07.2019
Theatre releaseItalyThursday, 11.04.2019
Theatre releaseSouth KoreaThursday, 24.01.2019
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 17.01.2019
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 17.10.2018