CAPTAIN ABU RAED

By Amin MATALQA

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Drama - Completed 2007


    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JORDAN
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Amin MATALQA
    • Writer(s)
    • Amin MATALQA
    • Producer(s)
    • Laith AL-MAJALI, Amin MATALQA, David PRITCHARD
    • Synopsis
    • 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 travellers. Finding a discarded Captain’s hat in the trash at work one day, he is followed by a neighbourhood boy who spots him wearing it as he walks home. The next morning he wakes up to find a group of neighbourhood 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. 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.
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