RETURN TO HOMS
RETURN TO HOMS
Type of media Film
Approved Running time 93m 51s
Release date 27/06/2014
BBFCInsight images of real dead bodies, injury, war violence
Director(s) Talal Derki
Cast includes Abdul Basset al-Saroot, Tala Derki
Cut This work was passed uncut.
BBFCinsight publication date 17/06/2014
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RETURN TO HOMS is a documentary, in Arabic with English subtitles, about two young Syrian friends and their transformation from peaceful protesters to rebel insurgents in the city of Homs.
Strong images of real dead bodies, including footage of a room in a hospital described as a "torture room", where several bodies are lying on the floor with bloody clothing but no clear injury detail. Another scene shows the dead body of a child, with a pool of blood under his head, as his father weeps and prays for him. There are other sequences showing distant and undetailed dead bodies on the floor, and of medics working on people who have been shot in the arm and leg, with some close-up images of their bloody hands as they operate. Several sequences show people being shot at and sometimes falling down.
There is a passing drugs reference as someone remarks, "It's easier to get hashish than tobacco".
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- THE RETURN TO HOMS
- Journeyman Pictures
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