Capernaum

Capernaum (2018)

8.4 34,681
R
2h 6min
Drama

While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.

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Capernaum (2018)

8.4 34,681
R
2h 6min
Drama

Stars: Zain Al Rafeea Yordanos Shiferaw Boluwatife Treasure Bankole

Writers: Jihad Hojeily Nadine Labaki

StoryLine

CapernaĆ¼m ("Chaos") tells the story of Zain (Zain al-Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. The film follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old "adult" fleeing his negligent parents, surviving through his wits on the streets, where he meets Ethiopian migrant worker Rahil, who provides him with shelter and food, as Zain takes care of her baby son Yonas in return. Zain later gets jailed for committing a violent crime, and finally seeks justice in a courtroom.

Cast

Writers: Jihad Hojeily Nadine Labaki

Actors

  • Zain Al Rafeea

    Zain Al Rafeea

    Zain
  • Yordanos Shiferaw

    Rahil
  • Boluwatife Treasure Bankole

    Boluwatife Treasure Bankole

    Yonas
  • Kawsar Al Haddad

    Souad, the Mother
  • Fadi Yousef

    Selim, the Father (as Fadi Kamel Yousef)
  • Cedra Izzam

    Sahar, the Sister
  • Alaa Chouchnieh

    Aspro
  • Nadine Labaki

    Nadine Labaki

    Nadine
  • Elias Khoury

    The Judge
  • Nour El Husseini

    Assaad
  • Joseph Jimbazian

    Cockroach Man / Harout
  • Samira Chalhoub

    Daad
  • Farah Hasno

    Maysoun
  • Joe Maalouf

    TV presenter
  • Alexandre Youakim

    Doctor

Details

Genres
Drama
Official Website
http://www.capharnaumfilm.com/
Country
Lebanon
Languages
Arabic, Amharic
Filming Locations
Beirut, Lebanon
Also Known As
Chaos
Budget
$4,000,000
Gross
$64,398,132
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital
Color
Color
Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1
Production Company
Mooz Films
Cedrus Invest Bank
Sunnyland Film
Taglines
It takes courage to hope. (UK release poster)
Plot Keywords
boy
12 year old
courtroom
prison
child marriage