Watch: Stephen Dorff Gets Dramatic as POW in First 'Zaytoun' Trailer

December 21, 2012


After turning in a surprisingly great performance in Somewhere from director Sophia Coppola, Stephen Dorff is getting dramatic again in the war drama Zaytoun. The story follows a young Palestinian refugee and an Israeli fighter pilot in Beirut in 1982 as they form a tentative bond in their attempt to make their way across war-torn Lebanon and back to their home. The film first premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and actually was the runner-up prize for the People’s Choice Award and now a trailer is here. This looks like it could be a hidden gem, and a turn for Dorff that might get him awards attention. Watch!

Here's the first trailer for Eran Riklis' Zaytoun from Artificial Eye Film:

Zaytoun is directed by Eran Riklis and written by first-time writer Nader Rizq The story follows an unlikely alliance between a 12-year-old Palestinian refugee and an Israeli fighter pilot shot down over Beirut in 1982. Their initial distrust develops into friendship as they make their way across war-torn Lebanon on a journey to a place they both call home. Zaytoun won the Runners Up Prize in the People's Choice Award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, as well as playing in Official Selection at the London Film Festival and AFI Fest 2012. The film premieres in the UK next week, but doesn't have a US release set yet.

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments


Had me tearing up there. If only life was as simple as movies eh?

Carpola on Dec 21, 2012


That's why we make movies, to inspire more people to act like the hero...

Matt Peloquin on Dec 21, 2012


Well, here's hoping Matt. 🙂

Carpola on Dec 21, 2012


this looks excellent.

beevis on Dec 21, 2012

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