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Rashid Masharawi

Haïfa

Edition 1996
75' - 1996 - War, Drama - Dialogue: Arabic
Director: Rashid Masharawi Composer: Said Mouraad With: Mohammad Bakri, Ahmad Abu Sal'oum, Hiam Abbass
Though he lives in Gaza, his name is Haifa and he keeps dreaming of returning to the city of the same name. He is the local fool but there are things that only Haifa knows. He knows Abu Said, a relative and former policeman who has high hopes for the new political situation in Gaza. Oum Said's hopes rest largely on the imminent release from prison of their eldest son Said. She seeks a bride for Said to secure his future. Their youngest son, Siad, is cynical and rebellious, refusing to believe in anything, while Sabah, their 12-year-old daughter is a romantic who searches the future for whatever it may hold in store for her. And Haifa keeps wandering the streets of Gaza seeing and knowing things.

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Credits

Director

Rashid Masharawi

Composer

Said Mouraad

With

Mohammad Bakri, Ahmad Abu Sal'oum, Hiam Abbass

Scenario

Rashid Masharawi

Director of Photography

Ehab Assal, Edwin Verstegen

Editor

Hadara Oren

Producer

Henri Kuipers, Rashid Masharawi, Erik Schut, Peter van Vogelpoel

More information

Dialogue

Arabic

Countries of production

Germany

Year

1996

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