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Melodrama Habibi

A film by Hany Tamba

Comedy, 2007

In the 1970s, Bruno Caprice was briefly successful with his first and only hit single, “Quand tu t’en vas”. Completely forgotten today, he earns a living as a receptionist in a luxury hotel in Paris. After breaking up with his girlfriend, Bruno has the blues. But an unexpected phone call changes his life. A rich Lebanese businessman wants him to come sing in Beirut. In Lebanon, his song is still on people’s minds.

Producers Bizibi (Emmanuel Agnerey), Abbout Productions (Georges Schoucair), Canal+, France 3
Screenwriters Hany Tamba & Michel Kammoun
Cinematography Emmanuel Soyer
Editor Marie-José Audiard
Sound Emmanuel Zouki, Sébatien Savine, Gildas Mercier
Music Composer Khaled Mouzannar
Production Design & Wardrobe Petra Abousleiman
Distributor Haut et Court
Cast Patrick Chesnais , Gabriel Yammine, Pierrette Katrib, Julia Kassar

Festivals & Awards

Seattle International Film Festival, Brussels Film Festival – Audience Award, RTBF TV Prize for Best Picture, Cairo International Film Festival, CPH:PIX.