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Last Men in Aleppo

Last Men in Aleppo

Feras Fayyad, co-directed by Steen Johannessen, 105 min

Denmark, Syria, Germany, 2017

Last Men in Aleppo

An unforgettable portrait of three reluctant heroes and their work to save Aleppo's civilians trapped in the heart of the war zone. This year's opening film at CPH:DOX.

The opening film of this year's CPH:DOX has already proven its worth and importance by winning the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in January this year. And the Danish-produced documentary also gets unusually close to the people who don't run away, but come running, when the bombs explode in Syria's ravaged city of Aleppo. The doctors from the Syrian aid organisation the White Helmets work their way through collapsed schools and homes to take care of both survivors and the dead. The film is an unforgettable portrait of the three reluctant heroes Khaled, Mahmoud and Subhi, who in spite of incomprehensible opposition insist on bringing those people to safety who can still be saved – and on clinging on to humanity in the form of impromptu football matches and fishing trips in the midst of the horrors of war. In spite of its harsh and merciless context, 'Last Men in Aleppo' is first and foremost a tribute to human courage and compassion.

Screenings

Date Time Location

Wed. 15/03

19:00

DR Koncerthuset
Live concert

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Thu. 16/03

17:30

Empire Bio
Meet the director

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Sat. 18/03

14:30

Bremen Teater
Q&A with the director

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Mon. 20/03

14:15

Nordisk Film Palads

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Fri. 24/03

16:30

Nordisk Film Palads

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Tue. 28/03

19:00

Grand Teatret
Meet the director

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Wed. 29/03

21:30

Grand Teatret

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European Premiere
Director: Feras Fayyad, co-directed by Steen Johannessen
Original Title: Last Men in Aleppo
Country: Denmark, Syria, Germany
Year: 2017
Running time: 105 min
Dialogue: Arabic
Subtitles: English
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Producer: Søren Steen Jespersen, Kareem Abeed, Stefan Kloos
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