Captain Abu Raed (2008)

Captain Abu Raed
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 44mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Amin Matalqa Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
James Grayford Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Christopher Blauvelt Co-Producer n/a 170 3000010
Christopher J. Corabi Co-Producer n/a 170 3000009
David Pritchard Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Isam Salfiti Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Reinhart Peschke Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Laith Majali Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jamla Aladdin Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Faouzi Thabet Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Linda Sena Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Gerald Sullivan Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Austin Wintory Music n/a 120781 8000001
Aida Matalqa Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
David Pritchard Producer n/a 3 3000005
Dina Ra'ad Yaghnam Actor Um Murad 1 1000006
Mohammad Quteishat Actor Hilal 1 1000007
Ghandi Saber Actor Abu Murad 1 1000005
Udey Al-Qadise Actor Tareq 1 1000004
Rana Sultan Actor Nour 1 1000002
Hussine Al-Souse Actor Murad 1 1000003
Nadim Mushahwar Actor Sameh 1 1000008
Faisal Majali Actor Ziad 1 1000009
Amin Matalqa Producer n/a 3 3000003
Nadine Toukan Producer n/a 3 3000004
Laith Majali Producer n/a 3 3000002
Kenneth Kokin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Amin Matalqa Director n/a 2 2000001
Nadim Sawalha Actor Abu Raed 1 1000001
Abu Raed is a lonely janitor at Amman's International Airport. Never having realized his dreams of seeing the world, he experiences it vicariously through books and brief encounters with travelers. Finding a discarded Captain's hat in the trash at work one day, he is followed by a neighborhood boy who spots him wearing it as he walks home. The next morning he wakes up to find a group of neighborhood children at his door, believing him to be an airline pilot. And thus the friendship begins. Happy for the company and attention, he takes the children to colorful places around the world through his fictional stories and inspires them to believe in their own ambitions. Murad, an angry outsider to the group, vindictively attacks Abu Raed and the sense of hope he instills in the children. In his quest to prove that Abu Raed is a liar and a fake, Murad begins to discover new possibilities in his life. Meanwhile, Abu Raed's friendship with Nour, a real female pilot, begins to grow as she deals with her own set of pressures from life in modern Amman.