( إنسان شريف) | A Man of Honor

2011

Running Time: 91 min

Director and Scenario:
Jean-Claude Codsi

Producers:
Michel Ghosn
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre

Director of Photography:
Michael Lagerwey

Music:
Toufic Farroukh


Cast

Majdi Machmouchi
Caroline Hatem
Mahmoud Said
Chadi Haddad
Rana Khalil
Bernadette Hodeib


Synopsis

Brahim sells cars in his “Brahim Auto Park” located in Lebanon. Apart from his secretary and his clients, he is in contact with nobody. He lives a lonely life. Brahim has a chance encounter with Leila. Because of her, he committed a murder 20 years ago in Jordan. He was forced to play dead and flee incognito to Lebanon, leaving behind his wife and son who think he “died a hero”. His encounter with Leila makes him go back to Jordan and face his past and his people. “A Man of Honor” recounts the journey of a man struggling against his ossified tribal community. Where group cohesion comes first, how is it possible to defend individual rights, especially when that individual is a woman? Forced to deal with reality and myths, with shame, revenge and honor crimes, how far will Brahim go in order to regain his dignity?


Director’s biography and filmography

Jean-Claude Codsi graduated from INSAS (Belgium) and has taught scriptwriting and film directing since 1997 at IESAV (Saint Joseph University, Beirut). His first feature film “Ana el Awãn” won a Bayard Award at the Namur Francophone Film Festival and was screened at many festivals worldwide. “A Man of Honor” is Codsi’s second feature film.