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A Lebanese boy gets separated from his family during the civil war and ends up in Sweden.

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Josef Fares

Writer:

Josef Fares
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Imad Creidi Imad Creidi ... Zozo
Antoinette Turk Antoinette Turk ... Rita
Elias Gergi Elias Gergi ... Zozo's grandfather
Carmen Lebbos Carmen Lebbos ... Zozo's Mom
Viktor Axelsson Viktor Axelsson ... Leo
Charbel Iskandar Charbel Iskandar ... Zozo's father
Yasmine Awad Yasmine Awad ... Zozo's grandmother
Jad Stephan Jad Stephan ... Zozo's brother Dani
Tatiana Sarkis Tatiana Sarkis ... Zozo's sister
Elie Stello Elie Stello ... Amil
Fidel Béchara Fidel Béchara ... Riad
Fouad Hojeij Fouad Hojeij ... Headmaster Lebanon
Abdallah Jabbour Abdallah Jabbour ... French Teacher
Nazem Issa Nazem Issa ... Kaak Salesman
Elias Abdul Elias Abdul ... Bread Salesman (as Elias Abdul Ahad)
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A Lebanese boy gets separated from his family during the civil war and ends up in Sweden.

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Taglines:

There is always hope.

Genres:

Drama | Family | War

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Language:

Arabic | Swedish

Release Date:

2 September 2005 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Зозо See more »

Filming Locations:

Beirut, Lebanon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK39,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,326
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The director, Josef Fares, have casted his own relatives in "Zozo", as he has done in other films. We see Abdulahad Fares as Rita's dad and hear Fares Fares (Josefs brother) as the voice of the chicken. See more »

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Passionate and personal. The sound track is captivating and bone chilling
25 November 2007 | by yc955See all my reviews

The plot is rather predictable and on the simplistic side, whether it's the accidental tragedy of Zozo's family, or his later cultural shock. The acting and cast are good. But I was especially spell bounded by the music and the photography of the film. The film looks low budget and didn't pretend to be otherwise. But it attempted to draw on its strength in the forgotten tragedy in Lebanon and the strong acting and cinematography. And movie succeeded for the most part IMHO. As I was watching the film, I couldn't help but thinking in the back of my head of the more recent tragedy in southern Lebanon, perhaps more death and destruction this time around? How many Zozo were created this time? Marx said that history repeats itself the first time is tragedy, the second time farce. To those who were unfortunate enough to be part of it, it always will be just tragedy.


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