Capharnaum

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Capharnaum

Starring Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole.
Directed by Nadine Labaki.
Classification: M, 126 mins.
Country: Lebanon.
Language: Arabic, Amharic (subtitled).


After being jailed for committing a violent crime, Zain, a mistreated 12-year-old boy, sues his parents for giving him life. Zain’s large family live hand to mouth in a squalid apartment in Lebanon. The kids work instead of going to school. When Zain’s 11 year old sister is sold into marriage, he flees the family home in search of a better life. He is taken in and lovingly cared for by an illegal Ethiopian worker, Rahil, who lives in a shanty house with her baby. But when Rahil disappears, Zain is suddenly left to fend for himself and her baby, resorting to increasingly desperate measures to survive.

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