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Film Review: Under the Bombs
The film Under the Bombs falls in the drama genre and is set in Lebanon at the end of the
Lebanon War experienced in 2006. It is directed by Philippe Aractingi. Additionally, it is
scripted by both Philippe Aractingi and Michel Léviant. In particular, the film features two main
actors: Zeina Nasrueddi (Nada Abou Farhat) and Tony (Georges Khabbaz). Upon analyzing the
character development, intended audience, music / sound track, the audience can come to the
main theme of the motion picture.
Basically, the film revolves around a Shiite woman, Zeina, who comes from Dubai to
Lebanon in search of her six-year-old son and sister in the middle of a war between Lebanon and
Israel. During a moment of the ceasefire, she hires a taxi driver, Tony who happens to help her
get to the war-torn southern Lebanese countryside in search of her son. Nonetheless, the turmoil
they experience together in their quest enlightens them about human resiliency.
Theme
Ideally, the film primarily serves to educate the audience on the negative effects of conflict in the
society such as loss of family (lives). Moreover, it aims to highlight and bridge the gap between
the societal barriers. For example, despite Zeina being a Shiite and Tony a Christian, they joined
together towards a common course of their religious beliefs notwithstanding. In addition, the
theme of sacrifice is clearly advocated. For instance, it would have been possible for Zeina to be
complacent and adamant to remain in Beirut. Furthermore, even her husband did not join in the

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search. Nevertheless, she sacrificed herself and her comfort; additionally, she was even ready to
lose her own life by going into an active war zone.
Character Development
Initially, the viewer sees Zeina as a desperate woman whose only focus is on her missing kin.
Consequently, she directs all her efforts towards this course, and along the way she comes across
Tony. In essence, her character evolves to the viewer when she longs for male attention,
especially from the taxi driver. In brief, the audience is made to understand that her husband
could not make it to Lebanon with her as he was busy with business meetings. On the other hand,
Tony is a simple man who wants to make money from a client and probably try his luck in
winning her for romance. Notably, the film depicts this metamorphosis of Tony being personally
involved in the mission at hand so much that when the opportunity for being intimate with Zeina
presents itself, he just tosses it aside. Basically, he continues his search for his missing family
members.
Intended Audience
Ideally, the film is directed across all members of the society but most especially of the people in
a position to prevent wars from happening. The suffering of an innocent parent and all her
physical and emotional distress could have been easily avoided if simply there were no war.
However, a strong message is to the general population where the director advocates for a
personal commitment to those who need help, not discriminating them along societal barriers, as
depicted by a Christian driver assisting a Shiite client.
Music / Sound Track
In addition, the film makes great use of music and its soundtrack blends perfectly with the
unfolding events. However, the film's greatest asset is the use of live human and war noises in

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Surname 1 Student Tutor Course Date Film Review: Under the Bombs The film Under the Bombs falls in the drama genre and is set in Lebanon at the end of the Lebanon War experienced in 2006. It is directed by Philippe Aractingi. Additionally, it is scripted by both Philippe Aractingi and Michel Léviant. In particular, the film features two main actors: Zeina Nasrueddi (Nada Abou Farhat) and Tony (Georges Khabbaz). Upon analyzing the character development, intended audience, music / sound track, the audience can come to the main theme of the motion picture. Basically, the film revolves around a Shiite woman, Zeina, who comes from Dubai to Lebanon in search of her six-year-old son and sister in the middle of a war between Lebanon and Israel. During a moment of the ceasefire, she hires a taxi driver, Tony who happens to help her get to the war-torn southern Lebanese countryside in search of her son. Nonetheless, the turmoil they experience together in their quest enlightens them about human resiliency. Theme Ideally, the film primarily serves to educate the audience on the negative effects of conflict in the society such as loss of family (lives). Moreover, it aims to highlight and brid ...
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