1982

2019, History/Drama, 1h 40m

20 Reviews Fewer than 50 Ratings

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"1982" is a life-affirming coming-of-age tale set at an idyllic school in Lebanon's mountains on the eve of a looming invasion. It unfolds over a single day and follows an 11-year-old boy's relentless quest to profess his love to a girl in his class. As the invasion encroaches on Beirut, it upends the day, threatening the entire country and its cohesion. Within the microcosm of the school, the film draws a harrowing portrait of a society torn between its desire for love and peace and the ideological schisms unraveling its seams. In his debut feature, director Oualid Mouaness delivers an ode to innocence in which he revisits one of the most cataclysmic moments in Lebanon's history through the lens of a child and his vibrant imagination. The film demonstrates the complexities of love and war, and the resilience of the human spirit. "1982" stars Mohamad Dalli (in his acting debut) and Lebanese superstar Nadine Labaki (Capernaum, Where Do We Go Now, Caramel) alongside an extraordinary ensemble cast of professional and non-professional actors. "1982" is the first film from Lebanon to address the polemic and politically sensitive 1982 Lebanon War.

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  • Apr 30, 2021
    It obviously has good intentions and was realistic in depicting the atrocities of the 1982 war, but still that movie was a waste of time, with blunt performances, forgettable characters and super clichéd moments that remind me of a clichéd teen drama. I wouldn't recommend it -- by standards of movies about the Lebanese civil war, I've seen way better.
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