Thursday, November 8, 2007

A movie on Palestinians escaping from Iraq

The dupes (1972, Al Makhdu'un)

Director: Tewifik Saleh
Script Writer: Ghassan Kanafani, Tewfik Saleh
Cast: Mohamed Khei-Halouani, Abderrahman Alray, Bassan Lofti, Abou Ghazala, Saleh Kholoki, Thanaa Debsi
Genre: Drama
Release Year: 1972
Country: Syria
Time: 107 min

Abou the movie: Three Palestinian men from three different generations attempt to escape their impoverished lives in Iraq by crossing the desert to Kuwait, where the promise of work and freedom awaits them. A truck driver agrees to smuggle them across the border in this film about dispossession, despair and scraps of hope. Source: