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Broken Keys
Directed by Jimmy Keyrouz

Status . Completed

Country . Lebanon

Original Title . Broken Keys

Year . 2020

Language . Arabic

Domestic Release . Soon

Genre . War Drama

Runtime . 110

Synopsis

2013, in a war-torn village in Syria.

Karim, a musician, needs to sell his most precious possession to leave Syria and only has thirteen days to do it. As he wraps the instrument, a terrorist leader bursts into the apartment and destroys it. Karim enlists the help of a young boy named Ziad to whom he promises money, to help find the parts he needs in order to rebuild his piano. After several failed attempts, Ziad tells Karim about a grand piano located in a dangerous distant city named Ramza that was owned by family friends. It’s a suicide mission but Karim has to take this chance.

DIRECTOR

JIMMY KEYROUZ

CAST & CREW

CAST
Tarek Yaacoub
Adel Karam (The Insult)
Sara Abi Kanaan

COMPOSER
Gabriel Yared (The English Patient – Oscar for Best Original Score, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain)

PRODUCERS
Antoun Sehnaoui (The Insult)
Ezekiel Film Production

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

CANNES 2020 - Official Selection

Lebanese entry to the 2021 Oscars

"Keyrouz displays a talent for helming action and definitely knows how to build tension."

"The film combines real-life crisis, potent emotion and an ending of stunning defiance making it a strong entry for Lebanon in the Academy’s international feature competition."