Ghada el Eid "Heaven without People" is a true reflection of a casual holiday reunion by a Christian Lebanese family! Endless talk of politics, immigration, relegion, extremism and above all unfortunately fake relations amoung the family itself! Written and directed by Lucien Bourjeily, the movie is shot in a hand held camera dogma style and it really seems like you're watching a one location play. A simple gathering that turns upside down into unexpected surprises which I will not spoil for sure! To conclude, it wouldn't have been powerful without a great cast of "non-professional" actors that helped make the movie even more real! You'll find a true copy of yourself in one of the characters I can assure that! Go watch independent Lebanese movies it's on Netflix.
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Josephine, the matriarch of a sprawling family, is delighted to gather everyone for Easter lunch for the first time in two years. While they all share a joyful meal, an incident ignites underlying tensions between the family members and leads them gradually into chaos.
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A Lebanese True Story
A Masterpiece indeed!
Finished watching Heaven Without People on Netflix but still can't take out the beautifully written characters out of my head. They're so real that they live with you and breathe with you. The characters are like intricately woven canvas from the many existing characters that we meet and know and even live with. A must watch!
Simple work of art
You start watching not knowing what's it all about, a big family meeting for an Easter lunch ,loud discussions ,arguments about religion, freedom of expression, politics and immigration which leads to get to know each one of them and their relation to reach other. That's how the storyline starts . I felt that the actors were improvising,expressing very naturally and freely . I'll leave the rest for you to discover. Don't miss it