Capernaum

“Why are you suing your parents?” “For giving me life.”


Capernaum
This Oscar-nominated and multi-award-winning film tells the story of a young, streetwise Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. We follow him as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old “adult” fleeing his negligent parents, and surviving through his wits on the streets, where he meets an female Ethiopian migrant worker, who provides him with shelter and food, as the boy takes care of her baby son in return. The boy later gets Jailed for committing a violent crime, and finally seeks justice in a courtroom. In Arabic and Amharic with English subtitles.

122 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Prejudice, Drug abuse).
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad, Fadi Yousef, Haita 'Cedra' Izzam, Alaa Chouchnieh
Director
Nadine Labaki
ScreenplayNadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany, Georges Khabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar
MusicKhaled Mouzanar
CinematographyChristopher Aoun
EditingKonstantin Bock, Laure Gardette
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byMooz Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone (sic)
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone (sic)
PrejudiceNone (sic)
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsContains scenes of Sexual Violence.
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
2
Violence
3
Sex
2
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconCapernaum is nothing less than a must-see masterpiece that already ranks as one of the year’s very best films.
15
Metacritic.com
33 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
147 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconCapernaum hits hard, but rewards viewers with a smart, compassionate, and ultimately stirring picture of lives in the balance.
18
CommonSenseMedia
Michael Ordona quote iconPowerful, gritty Lebanese drama shows kids in danger.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
32 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
684 users
18
IMDB
12420 Netizens
17
The Movie DB
Community
17
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
18

Average .. 83%

17

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