Patrick Perrault, a photo-journalist covering the war in Beirut in the late 1980s, is himself caught up in the hostilities when one day he is picked up and bundled into a car at gun-point. Blind-folded, he is taken to an unknown location where he discovers that he is being taken hostage by Lebanese guerrillas. Robbed of his passport, stripped and forced to change into a pair of damp pyjamas, he is locked up in a cell from which there is no escape. And he is told that if he takes of his blindfold to see his captors he will be shot dead immediately. So begins his long and brutal nightmare…
Director: Maroun Bagdadi. AKA Out of Life.
Writers: Maroun Bagdadi, Didier Decoin, Elias Khoury.
Stars: Hippolyte Girardot, Rafik Ali Ahmad, Hussein Sbeity, Habib Hammoud, Majdi Machmouchi, Hassan Farhat, Hassan Zbib, Nabila Zeitouni, Hamza Nasrallah, Sami Hawat, Sabrina Leurquin, Roger Assaf, Nidal Al-Askhar.
1991 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.