Fiction, 13 min.
by Elie Khalifé, Alexandre Monnier
Switzerland, June 1996
The film relates an incident from the Lebanese war. It is the story of Tarek, a taxi driver who delivers a passenger to an insane asylum called "L'Oisellerie" (aviary) for a brief visit. In this place of peace, whose inmates would like nothing better than their freedom, Tarek finds that leaving is not so easy.
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World Premiere: June 1996
Original Version: Arabic (french subtitles), colour, 35mm, 13 min.
Editing: Sandrine Normand
Sound: Pascal Després
Music: Ziad Rahbani
Art Direction: Hamza Nassrallah
Lighting: Iyad El Bacha
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- Solothurn, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Prize, Best Short Film 1998 (Appreciation)