When I Saw You

2012

When I Saw You

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Together with his mother Tarek (11) has to flee from Palestine to Jordan. Having been separated from his beloved father in the chaos of war, Tarek has difficulties adjusting to life in a refugee camp between thousands of tents and prefab houses.The intelligent boy feels terribly unchallenged in the improvised camp school and is finally expelled because of his rebellious behaviour. From now on he is on his own. Tarek longs for just being a child, he can't handle all those borders around him. The freedom-loving child is also bothered by all the rules that are layed down by his mother. Thus Tarek decides to leave the camp on his own account and to look for his father. His longing for a better life, his curiosity and his courage lead him to a group of like-minded people who he encounters in the desert. Together they embark on a journey that will change their life forever.

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When I Saw You perhaps comes a little close to cliche sometimes (perhaps it's impossible to watch guerrilla scenes without thinking of Woody Allen's Bananas), but there are great moments and vignettes.

Jun 5, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

When war or other disasters strike, children suffer the most. Uncomprehending, powerless, they can only endure.

Apr 17, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Here's a story of refugee life from the perspective of a brash and attentive kid, one just discovering - and often rejecting - the political realities grown-ups accept.

Jan 14, 2014 | Full Review…

A soft-centered child's-eye view of alienation, toughened by fine acting and Hélène Louvart's full-bodied photography.

Jan 14, 2014 | Full Review…

An earnest piece of social realism from a child's point of view.

Jun 8, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Political without point-scoring, Jacir remains true to a child's-eye view, with Asfa's delightful, exuberant performance always upfront.

Jun 6, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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