A Lost Man

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Un homme perdu - رجل ضائع
A lost man.jpg
Poster used in Cannes 2007
Directed by Danielle Arbid
Produced by Charles Gilibert
Nathanaël Karmitz
Written by Danielle Arbid
Starring Melvil Poupaud
Yasmine Lafitte
Carol Abboud
Alexander Siddig
Sarah Warde
Cinematography Céline Bozon
Release date
  • 19 September 2007 (2007-09-19)
Running time
97 minutes
Country Lebanon
Language Arabic, 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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