Kafr kasem

Kafr kasem

Borhane ALAOUIE - Lebanon


In 1956, the nationalization of the Suez Canal by Nasser led to an armed mobilization of the English, French and Israeli colonial powers. On the eve of the attack, the Israeli authorities imposed a curfew in the Kafr Kassem area.About thirty villagers returned from their work in Tel Aviv. They’re all shot down.

Film details

Gender : Fiction
Duration : 100 min
Year of production : 1975
Country : Lebanon
Screenwriter : Borhane Alaouié
Cinematography : Peter Anger
Editor : Etienne Dubois
Director : Borhane ALAOUIE
Production company : Etablissement Arabe National Film Organization


He studied at INSAS in Brussels. KafrKassem is his first feature film. He also directed the documentary It Is Not Enough for God with the Poor, and the two feature films: Beyrouth – La rencontre Encounter and Khalass.