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also known as Le cerf-volant

The Kite2003

  • 3.8
In director Randa Chahal Sabbag's "fairytale for troubled times", sixteen-year old Lamia must cross a border checkpoint between Lebanon and Israel to marry a man she has never met. Neither she nor her betrothed are eager to consummate a marriage to a stranger, a matter further complicated by Lamia's surprising admission that she is in love with the Israeli soldier guarding the border. Sabbag's enchanting drama about marriage and tradition is underscored by delicate symbolism and artful references to politics of Lebanon's territories that have been annexed.

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beautifully filmed. This absurd yet believable story about a town cut in half juxtaposes a teenage love story and the dangerous tension of a military occupation. It is a Romeo and Juliet story for our time. The lead actress is stunning.

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beautifully filmed. This absurd yet believable story about a town cut in half juxtaposes a teenage love story and the dangerous tension of a military occupation. It is a Romeo and Juliet story for our time. The lead actress is stunning.

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