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Captain Abu Raed Details

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Jordanian director/screenwriter Amin Matalqa tells this tale of an elderly airline janitor mistaken for a pilot by the children of his neighborhood who does his best to inject a little imagination into their bleak reality. Abu Raed always wanted to see the world, yet the closest he ever got was talking to travelers as they walked through the airport and reading books about faraway places. The discarded captain's hat he sports gives the local kids the impression that Abu was once a pilot, and seeing the grim realities that surround them all inspires him to play to their assumptions and try to make a difference in their lives. The first-ever independent film to come out of Jordan, Captain Abu Raed earned a much-coveted spot in the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:July 3, 2009

Cast

Nadim Sawalha
as Abu Raed
Rana Sultan
as Nour
Hussein Al-Sous
as Murad
Uday Al-Qiddissi
as Tareq
Ghandi Saber
as Abu Murad
Mohammad Quteishat
as Hilal
Nadim Mushahwar
as Sameh
Faisal Majali
as Ziad

Crew

Amin Matalqa
Director
Nadine Toukan
Producer
Amin Matalqa
Producer
Kenneth Kokin
Producer
James Grayford
Producer
David Pritchard
Producer
Amin Matalqa
Screenwriter
Reinhart Peschke
Cinematographer
Austin Wintory
Composer (Music Score)
James Grayford
Editor
Linda Sena
Production Designer
Gerald Sullivan
Production Designer
Chris Blauvelt
Co-producer
Christopher J. Corabi
Co-producer
Isam Salfiti
Executive Producer
David Pritchard
Executive Producer
Faouzi Thabet
Sound/Sound Designer
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