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Documentary | Running Time: 94 minutes

2023 / Arabic

Country: Lebanon, Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Directed by: Karim Kassem

MENA Premiere


Political Theme



Fri 01 Dec | 6:55 PM - 8:34 PM
VOX Cinema 5 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR
Sun 03 Dec | 3:40 PM - 5:19 PM
VOX Cinema 5 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR

Karim Kassem

Fouad Mahouly, Mohammad Gharib, Nadim Mehreb

Karim Kassem, Nadia Hassan

A dilapidated garage on the outskirts of Beirut becomes a microcosm of Lebanon itself – a country not only questioning its future, but whether a future is even possible – in this vivid portrait of a car mechanic (Fouad Mahouly) whose customers require fixing as much as their cars. The film observes the daily routine of Fouad’s workshop in documentary detail, but it is the lives of the people he offers coffee while their cars are repaired that are the director’s focus. Two young men rehearse a play as they wait for their car to be serviced; a woman’s life is revealed in a tearful phone conversation and another customer shakes with anxiety, while the financial and social collapse of the country beyond Fouad’s yard affects them all. Their collective story, which goes beyond their immediate lives to explore the meaning of existence, unfolds like a dream.