Un homme perdu (2007)

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Un homme perdu (2007)

UN HOMME PERDU stars Melvil Poupaud as Thomas Koré, a French photographer who travels around the world for his research about extreme experiences. During his travels, he crosses paths with Fouad Saleh - played by British-Sudanese actor Alexander Siddig - a solitary and amnesic man. Saleh disappeared from Beirut 17 years ago and never returned. Intrigued, Koré tries to discover the history of this man, and the experience changes him forever. The history and especially the character of Thomas Koré is strongly inspired by the photographic wanderings of Antoine d'Agata, the set consultant for Danielle Arbid.
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Creators
Director Danielle Arbid
Writer Danielle Arbid
Information
Release Date2007-09-19
Runtime1h 33mins
GenreDrama
Content Rating
Awards1 nomination.
CompanyMK2 Productions
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench, English, Arabic
Yasmine Lafitte
Yasmine Lafitte
Fille marocaine (as Yasmine Laffitte)
Carole Ammoun
Carole Ammoun
File boîte de nuit
Femme du taxi
Priska Farrel
Priska Farrel
Fille en rose
Laudi Arbid
Laudi Arbid
Mère de Fouad Saleh (as Laudi Arbid-Nasr)
Issam Bou Khaled
Issam Bou Khaled
Policier moustachu
Paysan en chef
Femme des disparus
Yasser Taha
Yasser Taha
Homme tatoué bar
Hala Al-Tal
Hala Al-Tal
Ami jardin public
Moutassem Fahmawi
Moutassem Fahmawi
Douanier bureau 1
Raed Awartani
Raed Awartani
Douanier bureau 2

A Lost Man

A Lost Man (French: Un homme perdu, Arabic: رجل ضائع‎ rajulun ḍāˀyiˁ, Levantine Arabic rajolon ḍāˀyeˁ) is a 2007 Lebanese film by the Lebanese director Danielle Arbid.

The film premiered on 18 March during the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, in the Directors' Fortnight section. It is possibly the most sexually graphic film ever made by an Arab director. The film was inspired by the life of the French photographer Antoine D'Agata.


Synopsis

The story is about a French photographer Thomas Koré (Melvil Poupaud), who is searching for extraordinary experiences. Koré has become so detached from humanity that the only way he can connect with other people is to have—and photograph—bizarre and demeaning sexual encounters with prostitutes. When he meets Fouad Saleh (Alexander Siddig), a man with memory problems, he realized that Fouad is even more lost than he, and befriends him. Koré then tries to uncover Fouad's history.