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by Monika Borgmann, Lokman Slim


Eight former Lebanese detainees recall the years they spent in Syria’s notorious Tadmor Prison. There, the systematic torture has just one goal: the physical and psychological destruction of the detainees. In Tadmor, the men tell a story of shared suffering. Yet each man has a unique perspective and a particular set of experiences; only he knows the secret to his own survival. In Tadmor, the men reenact their narratives physically, as words cannot fully describe the torture, pain, fear and humiliation they experienced.

international title: Tadmor
original title: Tadmor
country: Lebanon, France, Switzerland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
sales agent: The Party Film Sales
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Monika Borgmann, Lokman Slim
film run: 103'
screenplay: Monika Borgmann
cinematography by: Talal Khoury
film editing: Olivier Zuchuat
music: Pierre Jodlowski
producer: Philippe Avril, Gabriela Bussmann, Monika Borgmann
production: Les Films de l'Étranger, GoldenEggProduction, UMAM Productions (Lebanon)

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