THE ONE MAN VILLAGE

a film by Simon El Habre

THE ONE MAN VILLAGE

Lebanon | 2008

Synopsis
Semaan is leading a quiet life on his farm in the small village Ain el-Halazoun in the Lebanese mountains. The hamlet was completely emptied and destroyed in combats during the civil war in Lebanon between 1975 and 1990. Today, many years after an official reconciliation, its inhabitants which are all from one family regularly go back to the village to cultivate their plots of land or visit their houses and always leave before sunset. In his comforting and humorous film Simon El Habre observes the life in his quasi ghost village and tries to reflect on the collective and individual memory in a country that seems to live in a collective amnesia and is vulnerable to a new civil war.
A film that goes under the skin. (Al-Mustaqbal, Reema Mismar) Thrilling, painful, mature and very well done. It announces the birth of real cinematographer, who combines courage and talent. A film that has no place for hatred. (Al-Akhbar, Pierre Abi Saab)

Cast and Crew
  • Director Simon El Habre
  • Screenwriter Simon El Habre
  • Director of Photography Bassem Fayad, Marc Karam
  • Editor Simon El Habre
Original Languages

German

Spanish

Co-Production Company
mec film
Germany
www.mecfilm.de
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