- 1 hr 45 min
It is April, 1975 and civil war has broken out in Lebanon. The capitol, Beirut is as a result partitioned along Christian and Muslim lines. In this story we meet Tarek, a high school student who makes home movies with a friend. To him, the war is a fun adventure, but as the violence escalates, his mother tries to convince the family to flee Beirut. The father decides against it and Tarek spends some time with an orphaned Christian child living in the same building. As the story progresses, family tensions escalate along with the war. As Tarek matures he comes to see the war shifting more and more from adventure to tragedy.