Gate #5 | الحوض الخامس

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Beirut Port. Three truck drivers in their 60s sit waiting. Another lies in a hospital hooked up to a dialysis machine. Days on end they wait for something to happen. For life to begin again. Yet once upon a time these four men fearlessly drove some of the most hostile roads. Through gunfire and bombs they risked their lives to carry goods across war-torn Lebanon. But now they sit, waiting. Their only journey down memory lane, back to the Civil War years when life was one adrenaline rush full of violence and joy, facts and lies, myths and dreams.

Director's biography


Simon El Habre was born in Beirut. In 1998 he obtained his Diploma in Audiovisual Directing from Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) and graduated from Femis (Paris) in Film and Video Editing in 2000. Since 2001 he is teaching Video and Visual Expression as well as Film and Video Editing in ALBA. He directed a large number of commercials and TV-reportages, mainly for Arab satellite channels MBC, al-Arabia, and al-Jazeera and edited award winning short and documentary films. Simon El Habre is an acclaimed editor in Lebanon and worked, among others, with
Ghassan Salhab on his video POSTHUMUS (2007) and his feature film “1958 (SELF PORTRAIT OF YESTERDAY)” (2009).
Simon El Habre is member in the cultural association for the development of cinema, BeirutDC.



Gate #5
The One Man Village / Semann Bil Day’ia
2000 :
Chambre 220

festivals & awards


2011 :
Dubai International Film Festival

MC Distribution rights


Middle East and North Africa

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