Captain Abu Raed

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  • NR
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 7.3  (1,746)

Captain Abu Raed is a heartwarming drama film directed by Amin Matalqa, released in 2007. The movie narrates the story of an elderly airport janitor named Abu Raed, played by Nadim Sawalha who is loved by his colleagues and young kids in his neighborhood, as they believe Abu Raed is an actual pilot captain. He passes the time reading the newspapers thrown away at work, and one day, he finds an abandoned boarding pass in the trash. He takes it as a sign to take a trip, but instead of flying away, he starts to wear his pilot uniform to the airport, entertaining the children in his neighborhood with tales of his imaginary flying adventures. The children of the neighborhood are fascinated, and together they embark on a journey of imagination and discovery.

When he comes across a group of orphans, he begins to tell them stories, and they quickly become enamored with him. Abu Raed's kindness, storytelling skills, and gentle personality make him a beloved figure in the neighborhood. One of the orphans, Murad (Hussein Al-Sous), is especially drawn to his captivating stories and starts to follow him around, eventually becoming his loyal companion.

As the story unfolds, Abu Raed becomes more involved in the lives of the orphans, eventually becoming a mentor to them. He teaches them valuable life lessons and helps them to understand the world beyond their impoverished circumstances. The children become his family, and they come to depend on him as their guide.

However, not everyone in the community is appreciative of Abu Raed's influence on the kids. A headmistress at a prestigious school sees what he is doing as a threat to their education and future success. Meanwhile, still apart from the story of the neighborhood, Abu Raed's life takes an unexpected turn when he meets a beautiful woman named Nourdine (Rana Sultan). She is initially taken aback by his outfit and claims to be a pilot, but soon they begin to develop a special friendship.

The film is a beautiful portrayal of the power of storytelling and imagination to overcome sorrow and poverty. The characters are layered and complex, brought to life by compelling performances. Captain Abu Raed is a poignant, thought-provoking film that offers a powerful message about the importance of human connection, kindness, and hope in the face of hardship.

Overall, Captain Abu Raed is a beautiful movie that captured the hearts of many with its emotional depth, and it remains an important addition to the film world, especially for those interested in human connection and stories of self-discovery.

Captain Abu Raed is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

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    7.3  (1,746)