General Information

Glossary: C
Released Year: 2018
Runtime: 126 minutes
Genre: Drama
Directors: Nadine Labaki
Writers: Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Georges Khabbaz, Michelle Keserwany, Khaled Mouzanar
Casts: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shifera, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad, Fadi Kamel Yousef, Cedra Izzam, Alaa Chouchnieh, Elias Khoury, Nadine Labaki, Nour el Husseini, Joseph Jimbazian, Samira Chalhoub, Farah Hasno
IMDB: Capernaum (2018)

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IMDB Rating: 8.4


The Telegraph - Robbie Collin
A social-realist blockbuster – fired by furious compassion and teeming with sorrow, yet strewn with diamond-shards of beauty, wit and hope.
The Playlist - Jordan Ruimy
Capharnaüm is not without its issues. The director over-relies on the courtroom scenes and the movie’s message is heavy-handed at times. Yet, the sheer force of the filmmaking and its artful delivery overpowers sappy overreaching.
Variety - Jay Weissberg
While this is unquestionably an issue film, it tackles its subject with intelligence and heart.
CineVue - Martyn Conterio
Makes for a generally powerful statement on human misery and grotesque inequality, though some third act creative decisions and maneuvers cause a wobble or two.
Time Out - Anna Smith
It’s quietly absorbing and fitfully shocking as we experience the sights, sounds and smells of the streets where a one-year-old child can wander around alone without anyone stopping to wonder why.

Capernaum (2018)

Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.