The Idol Movie

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Who's Involved:

Qais Atallah, Teya Hussein, Sameh Zoabi, Hany Abu-Assad, Abd-Elkarim Abu-Barakeh, Dima Awawdeh, Hiba Atallah, Tawfeek Barhom

Release Date:

Friday, May 6, 2016 (Limited)


Runtime: 1 hr, 30 m
Language: Arabic

Plot: What's the story about?

Gaza. Synonymous to so many with conflict, destruction and despair but to Mohammed Assaf, and his sister Nour, Gaza is their home and their playground. It’s where they, along with their best friends Ahmad and Omar, play music and football and dare to dream big. Their band might play on secondhand, beaten-up instruments, but their ambitions are sky-high. For Mohammed and Nour, nothing less than playing the world-famous Cairo Opera Hall will do. It might take them a lifetime to get there but, as Mohammed will find out, some dreams are worth living for.

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Who's making The Idol: Crew List

A look at the The Idol behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Hany Abu-Assad last directed The Mountain Between Us and Omar. The film's writer Hany Abu-Assad last wrote Paradise Now.


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Production: What we know about The Idol?

Filming Timeline

  1. March 2016: The film was in Completed status.

The Idol Release Date: When was the film released?

The Idol was released in 2016 on Friday, May 6, 2016 (Limited release). There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including Captain America: Civil War, Bite and Being Charlie.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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