Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Beirut The Last Home Movie|
Director: Jennifer Fox
Genres: Educational, Documentary
Beirut: The Last Home Movie is an imaginative film which challenges documentary form and concepts of reality by exposing a personal response to a global event three months in the life of a Lebanese family living in a heavi... more »
Don't Waste your Money
CH | Arlington, VA United States | 07/20/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If you HAVE to get this movie, the best way to view it is in Fast Forward. My father and I forced ourselves through about an hour's worth & really just wanted to gauge our eyes out. Documentary of a ridiculous, wealthy Lebanese family who have no sense of proportion and reality.
I would not have given it any stars, if I were allowed."
A documentary recommended only to a few
Eleftheria Kama | Greece/ France | 12/16/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I saw a noble family trying to lead a normal life by renewing their house (that currently hosts a Ministry), getting married, talking about their infancy at the sound of bomb strikes as if nothing were happening around them - even though at the end we see the main heroin breaking down omitting she can't take it anymore.
However, I should make a big effort watching it again since it was too slow to attend and I had to struggle trying to understand their sayings, half french - half english at the sound of bombs.
In no way do I try to reduce the value of such a documentary...however I would recommend it only to the ones who would be interested in observing what I was, therefore the life of a lebanese family (even though we cannot say the Bustros family was a middle-class one) during the savage civil war. And this is actually what I got...
Michal Kucera | Denver, CO | 12/14/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I found this video dreadfully boring and the only people I can see enjoying it are those that are interested specifically in the Bustros family. I bought the video in order to get a better insight into what it must have been like to live in Beirut during the Civil War, but the majority of the content focuses on the family members, their childhood, their thoughts, etc, and this elite bourgeois family by far did not experience the war like the majority of the population must have. The film did, however, contain some fascinating video footage and amazing audio of distant gunfire and shelling, but only in limited short clips in between boring interviews."