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Cargo (Shahen)

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للترجمة العربية اضغط على

Karim Rahbani / Short Narrative / Lebanon, Cyprus, France / 2017 / 20 min / Colour / DCP2K / In Arabic / English subtitles / Gulf Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter which may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised.Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas.


When little Abboudi and his grandfather are left behind by the truck they are travelling in, the young boy must take responsibility for everything – a task well beyond his years. Nevertheless, it isn’t long before the pair have shelter and Abboudi works on a plan to get the older man the medication he needs. ‘Cargo’ is a hard-hitting film that shows that being forced to rely on the kindness of strangers is no match for the vagaries of fate.

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About the Director

Karim Rahbani is an award-winning Lebanese director. He comes from a family of musicians renowned for their vibrant oriental music and musicals. His short film ‘With Thy Spirit’ (2014) has traveled around the globe, screening at 25 film festivals and winning 12 awards. He is currently working on his first feature film.


Karim Rahbani
Ghady Rahbani, Karim Rahbani
Nadia Turincev, Julie Gayet, Antoun Sehnaoui, Karim Rahbani
Sebastien Leclecrq
Executive Producer
Nadia Turincev, Julie Gayet, Antoun Sehnaoui
Omar Rahbany
Rachelle Noja
Production Company
Ezekiel Films
Assistant Director
Nadim Hobeika
Abed El Hady Assaf, Saad El Din Moukhalalati, Cynthia Khalifeh, Ghady Rahbani

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