He is doubly blind really, young Lebanese musician Rabih. He hasn’t seen the sea since his early youth, but now he is also in the dark about his own future. He happens to find out that his ID card is a forgery. In addition, his birth certificate was apparently lost during the civil war. Rabih’s quest for his identity takes him on a journey past lies and sorrow and traces of the civil war that ravaged Lebanon between 1975 and 1990. His own mother lied to him, and she's not the only one. What was the role of his Uncle Hisham, who found little Rabih as a baby in a village destroyed by the war? Hopefully his old comrades have an answer.
With his feature debut, Vatche Boulghourjian shows us a classic story about the quest for truth in the midst of a sea of lies, to which he adds ingenious plot twists. A good listener will find answers in the beautiful musical intermezzos.

Original title
Marthiat
Filmmaker
Vatche Boulghourjian
Country
Lebanon, France, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
105’
Language
Arabic
Producer
Caroline Oliveira, Georges Schoucair
Production Company
Abbout Productions
Sales
The Bureau Sales
Writer
Vatche Boulghourjian
Cinematography
James Lee Phelan
Editor
Nadia Ben Rachid
Production Design
Nadine Ghanem
Sound Design
Rana Eid
Music
Cynthia Zaven
Cast
Barakat Jabbour, Julia Kassar, Michel Adabachi, Toufic Barakat, Abido Bacha, Odette Makhlouf, Georges Diab