Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous (second feature)

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Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous

Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous

original title:

Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous

directed by:

cast:

Clara Couturet, Ziad Jallad, Darina Al Joundi, Rifaat Tarabay, Ghina Daou, Rami Fadel, Adam Alothman

screenplay:

Wissam Charaf, Mariette Désert, Hala Dabaji

cinematography:

Martin Rit

editing:

Clémence Diard

set design:

Tom Mattei

costume design:

Thomas Marini

music:

Zeid Hamdan

production:

Aurora Films, Intramovies, Né à Beyrouth Films, supported by Ministero della Cultura, with the support of Fonds Image de la Francophonie - OIF, Collectivité de Corse, Doha Film Institute, CNC

country:

France/Italy/Lebanon

year:

2022

film run:

92'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (28/07/2022)

festivals & awards:

Beirut, Lebanon, the present. Ahmed, a Syrian refugee, and Mehdia, an Ethiopian migrant domestic worker, are living an impossible love of stolen kisses on street corners. While Mehdia tries to free herself from her employers, Ahmed struggles to survive by selling scrap metal, while affected by a mysterious disease. The two lovers may have no future, but they also have nothing to lose. One day, they seize their chance and flee Beirut, in a desperate attempt to start over elsewhere, as Ahmed’s physical condition starts to gets worse.

DIRECTOR'S NOTES:
In this film, two fallen angels, Ahmed and Mehdia, two outcasts of society, come together in today’s Lebanon, only to face danger and racism at every turn. In this melodrama in which cruelty, comedy and tenderness overlap, we are offering an intimate vision of Lebanese society today. The tragedy of three populations in the same country is portrayed: racism towards the domestic workers, the misery of the Syrian refugees, and the moral decadence of the Lebanese people who harbor them. Even if it is inspired by a cruel reality, I don’t want my work to be the usual treatment of pathos and misery, but rather a redesigning of reality.