The Immortal Sergeant (2014)


The Immortal Sergeant (Al-Rakib Al-Khaled) is a 2014 documentary by director Ziad Kalthoum.


After he completed his mandatory military service, the filmmaker was held in retention as the revolution unfurled in his country. His military rank was that of a sergeant. During these times, he would go back to his home, located in the middle of Damascus city, take off his military uniform and return to his normal life, working as an assistant director with the filmmaker Mohammed Malas. To make sense of this schizophrenic situation, he decides to take his camera and start shooting a ‘making-of’ that will eventually go beyond Malas’ film.



Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Ziad Kalthoum.
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  • Production: Crystal Films.
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  • Release Date: 14 August 2014 (Locarno Film Festival) and 22 November 2014 (Torino Film Festival).
  • Running time: 75 minutes.
  • Country: Lebanon.
  • Language: Arabic.

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