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May 18, 2012

… or not.
really this was one of the most torturing movies i have watched in a very long time, and my friend best put it as: “The movie should have been a pinterest board!” and as Hummus Nation “جمهورية الحمص” perfectly renamed it: “تخلف” ماكسي
My advise: If you like pretty visuals and no story… this is your Lord of cinema. Otherwise, don’t bother.

Joie Deux Vivre

  1. The women are the perfect portrayal of the typical Esmeralda-looking Lebanese woman. They have long flowy dark hair, thick eyeliner and of course, always wear dresses, heels or something like looks like lingerie.
  2.  The priest is sexy, like very sexy, he’s so sexy that every single shot of him screams “I’m sexy”. Oh and he’s a priest. And sexy. Bou Eid, you. are. a. maverick.
  3. The camera filter is innovative, especially in Lebanese movies that try to evoke nostalgia. I’m sure you’ve never seen a movie that looks like it was shot in sepia.
  4. The themes of war, sex and religion are new on the lebanese art scene, particularly in cinema. I don’t know about you, but when was the last time you saw a movie that talked about the civil war and religious issues and, uhm, forbidden sex?
  5. Speaking of sex, given that we are in a country where…

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