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Return to Homs

7.3
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Original title
Al awda a ila Hims
Year
Running time
90 min.
Country
Syria Syria
Director
Screenwriter
Talal Derki
Music
Katarina Holmberg
Cinematography
Kahtan Hassoun, Ossama Al Homsi, Talal Derki, Orwa Nyrabia
Cast
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Producer
Proaction Film / Ventana Film- und Fernsehproduktion
Genre
Documentary. War
Synopsis / Plot
From 2011 to 2013, filmmaker Talal Derki followed the journey of two close friends whose lives had been upended by the battle raging in Syria. Nineteen-year-old Basset is a local soccer star—the goalkeeper for the Syrian national team. He has also become an iconic singer in the revolution. His songs reflect his dreams of a peaceful liberation from Assad’s brutal regime. Ossama is a 24-year-old media activist and pacifist who wields his camera to capture the revolution. When the army cracks down and their beloved city of Homs becomes a bombed-out ghost town, these two peaceful protesters finally take up arms and transform into rebel insurgents.
Awards
2014: Sundance Film Festival: Best Documentary (World Cinema)
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