Title: Capernaum

Release: 2018

Rating: 8.4

Language: Arabic, Amharic

Country: Lebanon, France, USA

Runtime: 126

Genre: Drama


Release 2018
Rating 8.4
Language Arabic, Amharic
Country Lebanon, France, USA
Runtime 126
Genre Drama



Capernaüm ("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 Zein takes care of her baby son Yonas in return. Zein later gets jailed for committing a violent crime, and finally seeks justice in a courtroom.

Director :

Nadine Labaki

Writer :

Nadine Labaki (screenplay), Jihad Hojeily (screenplay), Michelle Keserwany (screenplay), Georges Khabbaz (in collaboration with), Khaled Mouzanar (in collaboration with)

Actors :