Taste of Cement

Taste of Cement

A portrait of workers in exile. An empathetic encounter with people who have lost their past and their future, locked in the recurring present. ZIAD KALTHOUM creates an essay documentary of Syrian construction workers building new skyscrapers in Beirut on the ruins caused by the Lebanese civil war. At the same time their own houses are being bombed in Syria. A Curfew prohibits them from leaving the construction site after work. Every night in their pit below the skyscraper the news from their homeland and the memories of the war chase them. Mute and imprisoned in the cement underground, they must endure until the new day arrives where the hammering and welding drowns out their nightmares.

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Running Time
1 hours 25 minutes
Ziad Kalthoum
Talal Khoury, Ziad Kalthoum, Ansgar Frerich
Lebanon, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Syria
Other Titles
Sementin maku, Taste of Cement - Der Geschmack von Zement, Gust de ciment
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Taste of Cement» (164)

Lauren Dunn avatar
Lauren Dunn

Go see Sementin maku!!! And go with an open mind!

Wayne avatar

If you haven't seen this movie, go and rent it now. You will not be disappointed.

Jose avatar

Got this for my mom. She loves the movie!!!

Samantha avatar

Great story line with terrific acting... Very relative!

Diana avatar

The film is awesome, see it, rent it, buy it or whatever...just don't miss it!!!

Sharon Freeman avatar
Sharon Freeman

Great Directing from Ziad Kalthoum. The cinematography was stunning throughout the whole film.

Sarah avatar

Now That's what you call Documentary

Howard Hudson avatar
Howard Hudson

This movie was the best movie I have ever seen. I am a huge Ziad Kalthoum fan and this movie was his finest.

Christine B. avatar
Christine B.

Loved this movie. I was not sure at first, but it turned out to be awesome!

Catherine R. avatar
Catherine R.

A beautifully written, acted, and crafted movie. Highly recommended!

Victoria A. avatar
Victoria A.

Some may say this is a usual Ziad Kalthoum movie. NOO! This movie was amazing to watch.

Tammy Pearson avatar
Tammy Pearson

Not a 10 but definitely a worthy view.