A Lost Man

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Un homme perdu - رجل ضائع
A lost man.jpg
Poster used in Cannes 2007
Directed byDanielle Arbid
Produced byCharles Gilibert
Nathanaël Karmitz
Written byDanielle Arbid
StarringMelvil Poupaud
Yasmine Lafitte
Carol Abboud
Alexander Siddig
Sarah Warde
CinematographyCéline Bozon
Release date
  • 19 September 2007 (2007-09-19)
Running time
97 minutes
LanguageArabic, French

A Lost Man (French: Un homme perdu, Arabic: رجل ضائعrajulun ḍāˀyiˁ, Levantine Arabic rajolon ḍāˀyeˁ) is a 2007 Lebanese film by the Lebanese director Danielle Arbid.

The film premiered on 18 March during the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, in the Directors' Fortnight section.[1] It is possibly the most sexually graphic film ever made by an Arab director.[2] The film was inspired by the life of the French photographer Antoine D'Agata.[citation needed]


The story is about a French photographer Thomas Koré (Melvil Poupaud), who is searching for extraordinary experiences. Koré has become so detached from humanity that the only way he can connect with other people is to have—and photograph—bizarre and demeaning sexual encounters with prostitutes. When he meets on his path Fouad Saleh (Alexander Siddig), a man with memory problems, he realized that Fouad is even more lost than he, and befriends him. The French man then tries to discover Fouad's history.


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