Dirty Difficult Dangerous

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Roaming the streets of Beirut searching for metal objects to be recycled, Ahmed, a Syrian refugee, thought he’d find love with Mehdia, an Ethiopian domestic. But in this city, such a story seems almost impossible. Will this couple be able to find the way to the freedom given that Ahmed suffers a mysterious illness that slowly turns his body into metal?

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Wissam Charaf
Script: Wissam Charaf, Mariette Désert, Hala Dabaji
Cinematography: Martin Rit
Editing: Clémence Diard
Sound: Pierre Bompy, Zeid Hamdan
Actors: Clara Couturet, Ziad Jallad, Rifaat Tarabey, Darina Al Joundi
Production: Aurora Films
Producers: Charlotte Vincent, Katia Khazak
Co-production: Intramovies, Né à Beyrouth
Co-producers: Marco Valerio Fusco, Micaela Fusco, Pierre Sarraf
Costumes: Thomas Marini
Production Design: Rémi Veyrié
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France, Italy, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 84'
Contact: Intramovies

Wissam Charaf

Born in 1973, Wissam Charaf is a Lebanese-French director, cameraman. and editor. In 1998, he began to work with the French-German network ARTE, as a news cameraman, editor and journalist. He has since covered major conflict areas ranging from Lebanon and the Near East to Darfour, Afghanistan, Haiti or North Korea, and worked with programs such as ARTE Info, ARTE Reportages, Tracks, Metropolis. He directed six shorts, as well as the documentary It’s All in Lebanon. His first feature film, Heaven Sent, premiered at the ACID section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.


2012 It's All in Lebanon (doc)
2016 Heaven Sent 2018
Unforgettable Memory of a
Friend (short)
2021 Don’t Panic (short)
2022 Dirty Difficult Dangerous