Ghassan Salhab
Libanon, FRA 2002
120 min

Beirut today, a city in the process of rebuilding, a city whose face changes daily. Terra Incognita sketches the topography and history of the city as reflected in the biographies of its inhabitants. While Soraya takes tour groups to the sites of the vanished civilizations and, more and more frequently, to the scenes of the war, Leyla wavers between mysticism and extreme nihilism. The architect Nadim is attempting to reinvent the city, but hardly ever leaves his apartment anymore. Tarek recently returned to Lebanon and is wondering why he bothered. Finally, the radio journalist Haïdar retreats into the role of observer. None of them dares to look back into the past, much less pursue projects for the future.

  • Carole Abboud - Soraya
  • Abla Khoury - Leyla
  • Rabih Mroueh - Tarek
  • Carlos Chahine - Haïdar
  • Walid Sadek - Nadim
  • Ghassan Salhab
  • Jacques Bouquin
  • Patrick Allex
  • Gladys Joujou
  • Toufic Farroukh
  • Rouba Asmar
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35 mm
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