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Very Big Shot (Film Kteer Kbeer)

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للترجمة العربية اضغط على

Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya / Feature Narrative / Lebanon, Qatar / 2015 / 107 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Arabic, English, French / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Youth, Based on a True Story
MENA Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

Screenings

  • Tue, Dec 1, 07:00 PM, Katara Building 16, Opera House (K16-OH)
    Tickets sales closed
    Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.
  • Fri, Dec 4, 11:00 PM, Katara Building 16, Opera House (K16-OH)
    Tickets sales closed
    Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

Synopsis

In this clever take on the caper film, three brothers find themselves inextricably bound up in the Beirut underworld. While Jad has been serving five years behind bars for a crime his elder brother Ziad committed, Ziad and Joe have been moving product for a local drug lord. In light of Jad's imminent release, Ziad has decided it’s time the trio went straight, so he agrees to run one last shipment to Syria before retiring from his life of crime – but when things in Syria spin violently out of control, the brothers find themselves in possession of a vast quantity of amphetamines with an astronomical street value.

Enlisting the aid of an eager but hilariously manipulable filmmaker, Ziad hatches a plan to make a movie – a front to ship the drugs to Erbil – so the brothers can live happily ever after on the profits. Aggressive, controlling and verging on sociopathic, Ziad relentlessly – and very publicly – pushes his agenda forward, until eventually he discovers there are forces more powerful than he. Bold and astute, ‘Very Big Shot’ is a tightly wound and profoundly insightful dark comedy that skewers political corruption and the media circus that goes with it.

About the Directors

Born in Beirut in 1989, Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya obtained his Master’s degree in Cinema with high distinction from the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts in 2012. He started his career in 2008 with a music video dedicated to Lebanese army martyrs, and has written, directed or edited eight short films, five of which were aired on local television and two of which won several awards at acclaimed international film festivals. He also directed a 12-episode television series and wrote 10 short documentaries profiling Arab immigrants in Argentina. In 2013, Bou Chaaya co-founded SuppAr – The Arab Art Support Group, which aims to produce high-calibre motion pictures and fine art in the region.

Credits

Director
Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya
Screenwriter
Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, Alain Saadeh
Producer
Lucien Bou Chaaya, Christian Bou Chaaya, Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya
Editor
Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, Simon El Habre
Executive Producer
Christian Bou Chaaya
Music
Michel Elefterides
Cinematographer
Fadi Kassem
Sales Company
Be for Films
Production Company
Kabreet Productions
Cast
Alain Saadeh, Fouad Yammine, Tarek Yaacoub, Alexandra Kahwaji, Wissam Fares, Georges Hayeck, Fadi Abi Samra, Marcel Ghanem

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