Trailer for Capernaum, a "neorealist movie" about street kids, slum life, modern slavery and migration

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This looks real good. Reminds me of City of God.

Should do well in the US with a Christmas release considering there’s no Star Wars movie this year.

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I just posted the Tannahill Weaver’s version of Spence & Miller’s song “Capernaum” in another thread!

For those who weren’t force-fed scripture as children, Capernaum was a Gallilean burg that Jesus of Nazareth used as a base of operations, and it is also one of the three towns he cursed.


I was wondering about the reference, but there’s probably a dozen stories set there.


Oh, at least! It’s gotten 2000+ years of symbolic use despite the town being more destroyed than Sodom at this point.

“And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.”

It’s been a pleasure talking to you, my friend, but I’m out.

This is both beautiful and bleak at the same time. Reminds me of the book The Song of Kahunsha by Anosh Irani, or rather, this is what I imagine the book would look like if adapted to the big screen. And if it was set in Bombay.

Awful film…Just saw the filmmakers interviewed on TV. They’re millionaires saying that the regular people of Lebanon don’t understand poverty, and only they do because they’re ‘artists.’ Classist assholes trying to collect trophies by exploiting Syrian refugees smh.

It’s nothing like City of God. It’s a Benetton NGO poverty porn ad.

I hope better creative nonfiction came your way! (Better than getting PTSD flashbacks of pickling tiny fruit, anyway. Canning folk songs playing, steam everywhere…)

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This isnt going to be yet another story where they take some street kid, make him famous, earn tens of millions of dollars, and then pay the boy like 15K, is it?

What was the excuse for the last one “well we got away with it, and that’s capitalism, right?”

Meanwhile the kid has to hide out because everyone thinks he’s rich and he can’t afford security.

Tell me this isn’t that, and I’ll watch the movie

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