Basic Information

Year: 2006

Length: Feature

Duration: 83’

Category: Documentary

Format: 35 mm

Production Country: Lebanon


A summer evening in Beirut… The life of Toufic, a young Lebanese man, and his nightly strolls… Between his family, friends and love affairs, he tries to seize every day of his life, through pleasures and entertainment. For him, every second is the most important. Soon he discovers that having a normal life, in this country, is a luxury. 15 years after the war had ended; a volcano is lying dormant on every street corner, like a time-ticking bomb that is ready to explode? This night will be pivotal in the life of the young man.


Director: Michel Kammoun

Script: Michel Kammoun

Cinematography: Muriel Aboulrousse

Sound: Chady Roukoz

Music: Toufic Farroukh

Cast: Elie Mitri, Gabrielle Bou RachedIssam Bou Khaled, Michel El HouranyHiam Abou ChedidFadi Abi SamraRafic Ali Ahmad, Roger Assaf

Production: Roy Films (Lebanon)


Michel Kammoun was born in 1969 in Beirut, Lebanon. He has written and directed many short films including Shadows (1995), The Shower (1999) and Clowning Around / The Vanishing Rabbits for the series Urban Myth Chillers (2002/2003). Falafel is his first feature film.


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