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TRIPOLI CANCELLED

by Naeem Mohaiemen

synopsis

Inspired by the director's father's experience of being trapped in Greece's Ellinikon Airport without a passport for nine days in 1977, the film follows a week in the life of a man who has been living in an airport for a decade, keeping himself sane through a daily routine of letters to his wife, fantasies of flying an aging jumbo jet, and reading a precious copy of the children's book 'Watership Down' - filmed in the same Ellinikon airport, abandoned since 2001 and recently a site for Syrian refugees

international title: Tripoli Cancelled
original title: Tripoli Cancelled
country: Germany, Greece, United States, United Kingdom, Bangladesh
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Naeem Mohaiemen
film run: 88'
screenplay: Naeem Mohaiemen
cast: Vassilis Koukalani
cinematography by: Petros Nousias
film editing: Naeem Mohaiemen
producer: Naeem Mohaiemen
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