The 2006 Lebanese-Israeli conflict is the setting for this visceral and riveting drama which follows a mother's frantic search for her lost child amongst Lebanon's bomb-scarred ruins. Desperate to reach the small town where her son has been staying with her sister, the anxious Zeina enlists the help of cynical cab driver Tony to take her on the dangerous journey into a battle-ravaged landscape, where they encounter death and destruction at every turn. Shot in the immediate aftermath of the catastrophic bombardment using actual locations, 'Under the Bombs' vividly captures the turmoil and ravages of war with extraordinary realism.
Nada Abou Farhat, Georges Khabbaz, Rawia Elchab, Bshara Atallah, Elham Abbas, Iman Affara, Zahra Ali, Ali Maerouf Amer, Ali Azour, Georges Bajem, Ali Bakri, Kamal Balhas, Zaynab Balhas
- Under the Bombs review by TB
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You rated this film: 5
What a wonderful way to tell a story of Life....and death in the war torn country of Lebanon. At times an almost documentary feel the story portrays a mother who whilst temporary abroad returns when she looses contact with her young son and sister as Israel bombards their homeland of southern Lebanon. The experience of loss, fear, to blame ones self for not being there, are all wonderfully shown by the leading 'Madam' and supporting cast. This well paced film shows the beauty of the landscape, its architecture and its people and poses the question of why do the stupidity and barbaric ravages of war continue. Superb. Excellente!