Beirut-Hotel

Beirut Hotel

2011

Running Time: 99 min

Director:
Danielle Arbid

Screenplay:
Danielle Arbid
Vincent Dieutre
Percy Kemp

Producers:
David Thion/Les Films Pelleas
Gilles Sandoz/Maia Cinema
Sabine Sidawi/Orjouane Productions

Director of Photography:
Pierric Gantelmi d’Ille

Editor:
Julien Leloup

Casting:
Antoinette Boulat

Production Design:
Elsie Moukarzel

Costume Design:
Beatrice Harb

Sound:
Emmanuel Zouki

Music:
Vincent Epplay
Zeid Hamdan
Marc Codsi


Cast

Darine Hamze – Zoha
Charles Berling – Mathieu
Fadi Abi Samra – Abbas
Rodney El Haddad – Hicham
Karl Sarafidis – Rabih
Paul Mattar – The uncle


Synopsis

Zoha and Mathieu meet one evening in Beirut. Zoha is a young Lebanese singer, trying to escape her dominating husband. Mathieu is an attorney for a French telecom company operating in Syria, who unbeknownst to him, is under surveillance and will subsequently be accused of spying. Their love story lasts 10 days, fuelled by their fears and desires, by intrigue and violence. “Beirut Hotel” is a romance constantly on edge, similar to the country in which the story is set, vacillating between war and peace, where the only certainty is the uncertain.