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Ya tayr el tayer (2015)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 2 June 2016 (Netherlands)
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Mohammed Assaf, an aspiring musician living in Gaza, sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program "Arab Idol."

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Mohammed Assaf
Kais Attalah ...
Mohammed Assaf (younger) (as Qais Attallah)
Hiba Attalah ...
Nour (as Hiba Attahllah)
Ahmad Qasem ...
Young Ahmad (as Ahmad Qassim)
Abdel Kareem Barakeh ...
Young Omar (as Abdalkarim Abubaraka)
Teya Hussein ...
Young Amal
Dima Awawdeh ...
Amal
Ahmed Al Rokh ...
Omar (as Ahmad Rokh)
Saber Shreim ...
Ahmad
Amer Hlehel ...
Kamal
Manal Awad ...
Mohammed's Mother
Walid Abed Elsalam ...
Mohammed's Father (as Waleed Abd Elsalem)
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Ali Kushk
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Hehler - The Smuggler
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Shadia
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Since his early years in his native Gaza, Mohammed Assaf has had a golden voice. Accompanied by his sister Nour and two of his friends, he sings in courtyards first and later at weddings while Kamal helps him to develop the full range of his vocal capacities. Nour unfortunately dies of kidney failure and Mohammed grows up in sorrow and bitterness, all the more as war strikes his hometown. In 2012, he is a student and drives a taxi to finance his studies. He wants to start singing again but he can envisage singing as a career only in leaving Gaza. His only hope is to participate in the famous "Arab Idol" contest. But how to leave the place without a visa? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Tamally Maak
Performed by Nakola Khalil Abu Nikola
Lyrics by Ahmad Ali Musa
Composed by Sherif Taj
Arranged by Habib Shehada Hanna
Licensed by Digital Sound Company
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A beautifully made movie that touches your heart, and never loses its pace.
13 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is a beautifully made movie highlighting parts of Mohammed Assaf's life, that give us a feel of where he's from, his childhood in Gaza, his talent for music and where he finally got to. It is a fantastic movie, that will touch your heart and make you fall in love with the humble young man who really changed his life around, and you can still see the modesty and humility behind his smile. This movie will take you on the journey of Assaf's life, right from his childhood growing up through the harshness of war, saving money to accomplish his dreams and his beautiful relationship with his family. This movie will make you laugh, cry, and feel so happy and proud of Assaf's accomplishments, whether you're Palestinian or from another part of the world. A MUST watch.


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