( إنسان شريف) | A Man of Honor
Running Time: 91 min
Director and Scenario:
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre
Director of Photography:
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.