West Beirut

West Beirut
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance | Director: Ziad Doueiri | Language: Arabic, English Subtitles | Length: 105 minutes | Country: Lebanon | Year: 1998 | Rating: PG-13

This French-Lebanese-Belgian co-production is an autobiographical drama. In 1975 after Tarek and Omar witness the start of civil war, they are picked up by Tarek’s mother Hala. Hala wants to flee, but her husband won’t allow it. Tarek and Omar wander about, but the realities of war soon intrude.