Strand Releasing has unveiled a US trailer for "Zaytoun," which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year and will now appear in US theaters on September 20th. Check out the trailer below.
Plot: Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee and an Israeli fighter pilot (Stephen Dorff) form a tentative bond in their attempt to make their way across war-torn Lebanon back to their home.
"Zaytoun" won many awards at the Toronto Film Festival, AFI Festival and the London Film Festival. It has already been released in many countries, with US likely being the last to get a theatrical release.
Zaytoun" won many awards at the Toronto Film Festival, AFI Festival and the London Film Festival
and yet it has a 45% Rotten at RT
minkowskiwrites: on August 16th, 2013 at 9:09:09 AM
Dorff rapes the little boy.
minkowskiwrites: on August 16th, 2013 at 9:11:10 AM
The worst part of The Iceman wasn't Dorff's three second scene, it was that the movie made you feel SORRY for a brutal murderer. Way too much over-sympathization for someone who was clearly a total monster.
@Mink. Yes I agree it made him out to be a loving husband but in reality he brutally beat her quite often and while he apparently was a great father to his daughters he had contempt for his son. But this sh*t always happens. I hear the true stry behind pain and gain also isn't as jovial as the film suggests but I don't really know much about it.
minkowskiwrites: on August 16th, 2013 at 9:31:57 AM
@Tony: Pain and Gain doesn't make you LIKE the villains. You actually dislike them, but see their machinations as more of a Three Stooges kind of operation. You don't feel bad for them when they get caught. Bay also makes the victims more unlikeable and their deaths are scripted as accidental. So in the context of the movie, any sympathy you might feel for the villains, which isn't much, doesn't leave you feeling sick.
With The Iceman, I actually hated myself for feeling bad remorse over Shannon's character's incarceration.
A very unfaithful paint-by-the-number portrayal of a man who was nothing short of a vicious, despicable psychopathic beast.
minkowskiwrites: on August 16th, 2013 at 9:44:27 AM
pornflywrites: on August 16th, 2013 at 10:09:53 AM