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Very Big Shot (2015)

Film Kteer Kbeer (original title)
Intending to smuggle drugs across the borders, a small-time Lebanese drug-dealer slyly manipulates public opinion with the help of an underrated filmmaker.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Saadeh Alain Saadeh ... Ziad Haddad
Fouad Yammine Fouad Yammine ... Charbel
Wissam Fares Wissam Fares ... Jad Haddad
Tarek Yaacoub Tarek Yaacoub ... Joe Haddad
Alexandra Kahwagi ... Alya
Georges Hayeck Georges Hayeck ... Abul Zouz
Marcel Ghanem Marcel Ghanem ... Himself
Fadi Abi Samra Fadi Abi Samra ... Hussam
Georges Nasser Georges Nasser ... Himself
Bilal Khaled Bilal Khaled ... Bilal
Abdo Chahine Abdo Chahine ... Abdel Sater
Rachid Salloum Rachid Salloum ... Abu Ali
Lea Bou Chaaya Lea Bou Chaaya ... Lea
Joseph Azrak Joseph Azrak ... Gilbert
Douglas Thompson Douglas Thompson ... Michael
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Brothers Ziad (Alain Saadeh) and Joe (Tarek Yaacoub) run a small but lucrative drug dealing business out of their takeout pizzeria in one of Beirut's working class districts. With their youngest brother Jad (Wissam Fares) about to be released from prison - where he was serving a sentence for a crime that Ziad had committed - Ziad plans to go straight by using their coke-peddling profits to open a restaurant. But Ziad's supplier, a powerful drug lord who is none too keen to see his dealers retire, convinces the brothers to take on one last job. Written by Anonymous

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Dope, violence and backstabbing. It's good to be a gangster


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Lebanon | Qatar

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Arabic | English | French

Release Date:

8 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Very Big Shot See more »

Filming Locations:

Beirut, Lebanon See more »

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$430,767
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2.35 : 1
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The character of ABU ALI is based on a real life drug lord who is still alive and at loose residing in the Bekaa region in Lebanon. To this day, he is considered an "untouchable" See more »

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One of the best Lebanese films !!
22 September 2016 | by habeebsalehSee all my reviews

giving this film 10/10 was not that hard, for everyone who is able to watch this film, don't miss a chance to watch it, very big shot is a very big film !! excellent characters building, excellent plot, very realistic and brilliant script with a very moving story, such an amazing film !! The film explores fraternal relationships, Christian- Muslim relationships, Lebanon's recent violent history and film making and all under two hours! The script is witty, the acting superb and set and location edgy and evocative. The ending is very ambiguous and can be interpreted in one obvious way. The director, who was present at the London film festival's screening, declined to fix the interpretation of the ending, leaving to up to viewers to decide the line that leads to Ziad's final act. It is clear that this film is deeply symbolic and represents Lebanon and its politics as much as any domestic action drama.


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