The Idol

Some dreams are worth living for ...


The Idol
Set in Gaza, which is synonymous to so many with conflict, destruction and despair but to a young boy and his sister, Gaza is their home and their playground. It’s where they, along with their best friends, play music, football and dare to dream big. Their band might play on second hand, beaten up instruments but their ambitions are sky-high. For them, nothing less than playing in the world famous Cairo Opera Hall will do. It might take them a lifetime to get there but, as the boy will find out, some dreams are worth living for. In Arabic and Spanish with English subtitles.

98 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9 (Violence).
Biographical, Comedy, Drama, Musical, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Tawfeek Barhom, Uyad Hourani, Nadine Labaki
Director
Hany Abu-Assad
ScreenplayHany Abu-Assad. Sameh Zoabi
MusicHani Asfari
CinematographyEhab Assal
EditingEyas Salman
Sound formats
Made in2105
Produced byCactus World Films, Fortress Film Clinic, Full Moon Productions, Idol Film Productions, KeyFilm, Mezza Terra Media, September film

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceLow to mild impact, infrequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
Runtime100
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.



Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Ann Hornaday quote iconThe inspirational tale of an underdog's unlikely triumph.
10
Cape Times
Leslie Felperin quote iconAn Idol's rags to riches tale.
15
Metacritic.com
15 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
32 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
16

What the People say

Rottentomatoes users
120 users
13
Internet
467 Netizens quote iconA must see for everyone!
14

Average .. 67%

13

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