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Strong language, references to child abuse, drug misuse[In Arabic with English subtitles]Lebanese drama directed by Nadine Labaki. Zain (Zain Al Rafeea), a 12-year-old Lebanese boy serving a five-year sentence for committing a violent crime, makes an audacious attempt to sue his parents for bringing him into the world. Zains resentment stems from what he witnesses at home, including his parents selling their eleven-year-old daughter to a sleazy shopkeeper, and is what forces him to flee from home in the first place where he is taken in by an illegal immigrant from Ethiopia.A social-realist blockbuster - fired by furious compassion and teeming with sorrow, yet strewn with diamond-shards of beauty, wit and hope. The TelegraphWhile this is unquestionably an issue film, it tackles its subject with intelligence and heart. VarietyIts quietly absorbing and fitfully shocking as we experience the sights, sounds and smells of the streetswhere a one-year-old child can wander around alone without anyone stopping to wonder why. Time Out

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