The Gate of the Sun (2004)

05/18/2004 (FR) WarRomanceDramaHistory 4h 38m
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Yousry Nasrallah's powerful adaptation of Lebanese writer Elias Khoury's epic novel of fifty years of Palestinian dispossession, exile, and resistance. The film follows the flight of Younes, his wife Nahila, and those around them, from their village in northern Palestine to a refugee camp in Lebanon. Some vow to continue the struggle, most simply struggle to survive. Unsparingly detailing the impact of the nakba (disaster) on Palestinian life and society and the refugees' often-contentious relationship with their reluctant Lebanese hosts, Gate of the Sun spans generations, mixing personal stories with historical events.

  1. Yousry Nasrallah

    Director, Writer

  2. Muhammad Suwaid


Top Billed Cast

  1. Hiam Abbass

    Hiam Abbass

    Um Youness

  2. Rim Turkhi


  3. Béatrice Dalle

    Béatrice Dalle


  4. Orwa Nyrabia


  5. Bassem Samra

    Bassem Samra


  6. Darina Al Joundi

    Darina Al Joundi

    Femme fantôme

  7. Hussein Abou Seada

    Colonel Mehdi

  8. Fadi Abi Samra

    Fadi Abi Samra

    Dr. Amgad

  9. Ahmad Al Ahmad


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The Gate of the Sun
The Gate of the Sun

Original Title باب الشمس‎‎

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Original Language Arabic

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