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Capernaum

From Lebanon comes this hard-hitting, social-realist melodrama. While serving a 5-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy (Zain El Rafeea) from the slums of Beirut sues his parents for giving birth to him. Actor-writer-director Nadine Labaki (Where Do We Go Now?) staffs her film with a largely untrained cast, each embodying characters close to their own life stories. It's a long plunge down a deep hole (wrapped inside a questionable courtroom drama), but most everyone involved manages to engender genuine sympathy amid the darkness, squalor and human misery. In Arabic and Amharic with English subtitles. 126 minutes R.