NOTHING DOING IN BAGHDAD

KULSHI MAKOO

By Maysoon PACHACHI

OXYMORON FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Development 2015

In a typically mixed Baghdadi neighborhood a community of ordinary people try to live their everyday lives amidst the threat of unpredictable violence. At the heart of these intersecting stories we find Sara, a single mother and novelist.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • IRAQ
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Maysoon PACHACHI
    • Writer(s)
    • Maysoon PACHACHI, Irada AL-JABBOURI
    • Producer(s)
    • Talal AL-MUHANNA (Oxymoron Films), Laurent LAVOLE (Gloria Films), Patrice NEZAN (Les Contes Modernes)
    • Synopsis
    • Baghdad, winter, 2006. A time of extreme sectarian violence and nightly curfews. The story unfolds on Christmas Eve and follows the lives of several residents in a typically mixed neighborhood. At the heart of these intersecting, simultaneously unfolding stories is SARA, a novelist who is unable to write any longer due to the overwhelming tragedy that surrounds her and her 7-year old daughter Reema. When her closest friend, SABIHA, a Christian, is forced into exile, she gradually regains her sense of self and begins to find the will to resist and to write again. But her hopeful outlook may be short-lived when the sudden pre-dawn execution of Saddam Hussein just before the New Year plunges everyone around her into a heightened state of fear. Like the other residents of the neighborhood, Sara struggles to sustain a fragile hope in the face of overwhelming destruction and, sometimes, like a miracle, life still blossoms.
    • Partners & financing
    • Gloria Films (France); Les Contes Modernes (France); FASAD (Sweden)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 01, 2015
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