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Capernaum (2019, original release: 2018)


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Published: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Classics, [2019] ©2019
Description:  1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language:  Arabic

Originally released as a motion picture in 2018

Wide screen (2.39:1)

Special features: The making of Capernaum ; Theatrical trailer

Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shifera, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad, Fadi Kamel Yousef, Cedra Izzam, Alaa Chouchnieh, Elias Khoury

Capernaüm tells the story of Zain (Zain al-Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. The film follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old "adult" fleeing his negligent parents, surviving through his wits on the streets, where he meets Ethiopian migrant worker Rahil, who provides him with shelter and food, as Zein takes care of her baby son Yonas in return. Zein later gets jailed for committing a violent crime, and finally seeks justice in a courtroom

MPAA rating: R; for language and some drug material

DVD, region 1; wide screen (2.39:1); Dolby digital 5.1

Arabic dialogue; French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; English described video

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Additional Credits:
Labaki, Nadine, 1974- film director, screenwriter
Hojeily, Jihad, screenwriter
Keserwany, Michelle, screenwriter
Khabbaz, Georges, screenwriter
Mouzanar, Khaled, screenwriter, film producer, composer (expression)
Merkt, Michel, 1972- film producer
al Rafeea, Zain, 2004- actor
Shiferaw, Yordanos (Actor), actor
Bankole, Boluwatife Treasure, actor
Haddad, Kawsar Al, actor
Yousef, Fadi Kamel, actor
Izzam, Cedra, actor
Chouchneih, Alaa, actor
Khūrī, Ilyās, actor
Mooz Films,
Cedrus Invest Bank,
Doha Film Institute,
KNM Films,
Boo Pictures,
Synchronicity Production,
Bridge Production,
Louverture Films (Firm),
Open City Films (Firm),
Films des Tournelles,
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm),

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Lebanese drama...Heartbreaking and raw. The most amazing performances by he child performers (NOT professional actors) in the lead roles!!

Mary Kay - ISG
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