Zaytoun (2013)

Zaytoun
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 50mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Action, Foreign, War
Keywords 1980s, airplane, child, civil war, death, father/son, friendship, Middle East, pilot, political, road, road trip, soldier
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Karen Belz Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000002
Dan Laustsen Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Asaf Almagor Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Nader Rizq Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Simon Olswang Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Jerome Seydoux Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Herve Schneid Editor n/a 172 7000001
Cyril Morin Music n/a 120781 8000001
Hamada Atallah Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Ashi Milo Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Yael Aviv Casting n/a 179 10000002
Dan Hubbard Casting n/a 179 10000001
Yoel Herzberg Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Albert Martinez Smith Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Jessica Malik Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Tarak Kopty Actor Seedo 1 1000006
Ashraf Barhom Actor Khaled 1 1000007
Loai Nofi Actor Aboudi 1 1000005
Alice Taglioni Actor Leclair 1 1000004
Abdallah El Akal Actor Fahed 1 1000002
Ali Suliman Actor Syrian Soldier 1 1000003
Mira Awad Actor Im Ahmed 1 1000008
Jony Arbid Actor Abu Fahed 1 1000009
Pierre Buffin Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
India Osborne Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Frederick A Ritzenberg Producer n/a 3 3000002
Gareth Unwin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Eran Riklis Director n/a 2 2000001
Stephen Dorff Actor Yoni 1 1000001
Synopsis
Beirut in 1982 is a dangerous place for anyone, especially a young Palestinian refugee like Fahed. He skips school to sell gum and cigarettes on the city's streets, defying his father's wishes and annoying Lebanese rivals who attempt to drive Fahed and his friends back to their camp. Making matters worse, Lebanon is in the midst of a savage civil war between its numerous political and religious factions and on the verge of being invaded by its southern neighbor, Israel, which is determined to stop PLO rocket attacks coming over the border. Fahed's life takes a tragic turn when his father is killed in a bombing raid and an Israeli Air Force pilot, forced to eject from his F-16, parachutes out of the sky and is captured. Having listened to stories all his life about the supposedly idyllic village his grandfather called home when Israel was still Palestine, Fahed is overtaken by a powerful urge to return to the land of his ancestors and plant the olive tree his father had been nurturing. That requires making a perilous decision: to free the captive Israeli pilot, Yoni. In return, Yoni must agree to take Fahed to Israel. As a guarantee, the boy swallows the key to the handcuffs he leaves on Yoni, who has little choice but to go along with Fahed's plan.