Lebanon wins the world cup

Directed by Tony Elkhoury & Anthony Lappé


Lebanon Wins the World Cup is a documentary short film about war and football, told against the backdrop of the 1982 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. It tells the story of two former enemies, a bookish Communist and a battle-hardened Christian, who share a love for the Brazilian team despite fighting each other in one of the 20th Century’s most notorious conflicts, the Lebanese Civil War. The film investigates the brutality of war, the beauty of Brazilian football, and the possibility of reconciliation for Lebanon’s ‘Lost Generation’


Best documentary short at Warsaw Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Zamoxis Short Film Festival Showcase and OffSide Film Festival.

Title / LEBANON WINS THE WORLD CUP Genre / Documentary Short Country / Lebanon Language / Arabic Location / Lebanon Format / HD Director / Tony Elkhoury & Anthony Lappe Cinematography / Richard Ballan, Richard Mattar Editing / Tony Elkhoury & Timothy Ziegler Sound / FANTASTIC FILM FACTORY Music / OAK Producers / OAK (Allen Seif), Tony Elkhoury, Anthony Lappe, Bakhos Baalbaki. Production Companies / STILL SEE A SPARK FILM& TYRIAN PURPLE PICTURES Distribution / Cañaveral Distribución With / Firas Hallak, Richard Mattar, Georges Saade Partners/ Comunidad de Madrid, Wework, Kelele Africa, Amigos Solidarios