Monday, 9 March 2009

Captain Abu Raed

Yesterday I went to see Jordan's entry for the 2009 Oscar race "Captain Abu Raed." The movie tells the story an an aging airport janitor, Abu Raed, who is mistaken as an airline pilot by children in his local neighbourhood after finding a discarded pilot's hat.

Raed starts telling fantastical stories of his journeys to far away places to offer a ray of hope to the poor children of his neighbourhood. The movie is extremely touching and beautifully filmed introducing the viewer to the beauty of historical Amman. All the actors were outstanding! I highly recommend this movie!

Excerpts from the movie along with music from the film composed and conducted by Austin Wintory; performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony and Lisbeth Scott:

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