Dans les champs de bataille (Maarek Hob)
Dans les champs de bataille

Beirut, 1983. Lina, a twelve year old girl, don't care about the war. Her secret, rebellious childhood centres around Siham, her aunt's maid. The little girl takes it upon herself to monitor the eighteen year old ; She supervises Siham's clandestine dates and defends her interests. However, Lina seems to be as invisible to the maid as she is to her family, in particular her father, a destructive, philandering gambler. In a precarious wartime daily existence where passion and frustrations overshadow everything, Lina inadvertently reaches into the adult world, unaware of the existence of good or evil'
Informations techniques
Danielle Arbid
Hélène Louvard
Faouzi Thabet
André Fonsny
Nelly Quettier
Boney M, Blondie, Azar Habib, The Buzzcocks
Marianne Feghali, Rawia El Chab, Laudi Arbid, Aouni Kawass, Carmen Leboss
Professionnal information
Danielle Arbid

Born in 1970, Danielle Arbid left Beirut when she was 17. In Paris, she studied literature and worked as a stringer for various newspapers. She has been making films for the last 10 years. “Dans les champs de bataille,” her first feature, was selected for the Directors' Fortnight in 2004. Her other films, in particular "Seule avec la guerre" "Aux frontières" and "Conversation de salon," were warmly received and won several prizes including the Video Gold Leopard Prize at the Locarno Film Festival.

World premiere
Feature film / France / Belgium / Lebanon / 1h30 / 35mm / 1.85 / couleur / dolby SRD / Directors' Fortnight 2004
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