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Published on Jan 14, 2011
DAWN OF THE WORLD (L'Aube du Monde, فجر العالم ) Written & directed by Abbas Fahdel (عباس فاضل). Starring Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass & Karim Saleh. Cinematography: Gilles Porte. Music: Jürgen Knieper. The Mesopotamian Marshes, at the delta of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, in the south of Iraq. This is where Mastour and Zahra grow up. Shortly after their marriage, the Gulf War breaks out. On the battlefield, Mastour befriends Riad, a young soldier from Baghdad. Mortally wounded, Mastour makes Riad promise to protect Zahra when the war is over. When Riad arrives in the village, he falls deeply in love with Zahra. But unable to bear the loss of her husband, Zahra shuts herself off. As a new conflict is on the verge of inflaming the whole area, Riad will do the impossible to find his place. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_of_...