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121 min. Drama. R.
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Opens Friday, February 22 at the Michigan!
Opens Friday, February 22 at the Michigan!

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival! Nadine Labaki's Capernaum ("Chaos") follows the journey of Zain, a gutsy, streetwise 12-year-old boy, as he flees his negligent parents and survives the dangers of the city streets by his wits. Along the way, he takes care of Ethiopian refugee and her baby son, ends up being jailed for a crime, and, ultimately, seeks justice in a courtroom against his parents for the “crime” of giving him life.

Capernaum was made with a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own. Following her script, Labaki placed her performers in scenes and asked them to react spontaneously with their own words and gestures. When the non-actors's instincts diverged from the written script, Labaki adapted the screenplay to follow them. Presented in Arabic and Amharic with English subtitles.
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