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by Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf


In 2000, Sami was the Arabic-English translator for the Syrian Olympic team in Sydney, Australia. A slip of the tongue forced him to stay in Australia and live in exile as a political refugee. In 2011, when the Syrian revolution starts and his brother is arrested, Sami risks everything to return to Syria to find him.

international title: The Translator
original title: Almutarajim
country: Syria, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Qatar
sales agent: Charades
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf
film run: 105'
screenplay: Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf, Magali Negroni
cast: Ziad Bakri, Yumna Marwan, David Field, Ramzi Maqdisi, Miranda Tapsell, Zayd Khalaf, Reem Ali, Sawsan Arshid, Rami Farah, Fares Al-Helou
cinematography by: Eric Devin
film editing: Monique Dartonne
art director: Catherine Cosme
music: Thomas Couzinier, Frédéric Kooshmanian
producer: Raphaël Alexandre, Anas Khalaf, Nicolas Leprêtre
co-producer: Francine Lusser, Gérard Monier, Patrick Quinet
executive producer: Sawsan Asfari, Ossama Bawardi, Brian Cobb, Ted Reilly, Mahveen Shahraki.M, Kelly Waller
line producer: Ossama Bawardi, Ted Reilly, Mahveen Shahraki.M
production: Georges Films, Tipi'mages Productions sàrl, Artémis Productions, ARTE France Cinéma, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR, Ad Vitam Productions, Syneastes Films (SY)
backing: Doha Film Institute (QA), CNC (FR), Chicago Media Angels (US), Cocoon Films (CH), Arte France (FR), Philistine Films (PS), Brazen Lot (UK), Féderal Office of Culture (FOC) (CH), Cinéforom (CH), Loterie Romande (CH), TaxShelter.BE (BE), ING (BE), Proximus (BE)
distributor: Ad Vitam
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