Friday, March 24, 2017
Captain Abu Raed
Abu Raed is a lonely janitor at Amman's International Airport. Never having realized his dreams of seeing the world, he experiences it vicariously through books and brief encounters with travelers. Finding a discarded Captain's hat in the trash at work one day, he is followed by a neighborhood boy who spots him wearing it as he walks home. The next morning he wakes up to find a group of neighborhood children at his door, believing him to be an airline pilot. And thus the friendship begins. Happy for the company and attention, he takes the children to colorful places around the world through his fictional stories and inspires them to believe in their own ambitions. Murad, an angry outsider to the group, vindictively attacks Abu Raed and the sense of hope he instills in the children. In his quest to prove that Abu Raed is a liar and a fake, Murad begins to discover new possibilities in his life. Meanwhile, Abu Raed's friendship with Nour, a real female pilot, begins to grow as she deals with her own set of pressures from life in modern Amman. Rated No Rating .
Cast: Ayat Najah Abd Al-Sadeq, Rana Sultan, Udey Al-Qadise, Hussine Al-Souse, Nadim Sawalha
Produced by: Kenneth Kokin
Directed by: Amin Matalqa
Written by: Amin Matalqa
Running time: 1hr 40min
Opens: Jul 03, 2009 Limited
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