Bosta (film)

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Directed byPhilippe Aractingi
Produced byPhilippe Aractingi
Written byPhilippe Aractingi
StarringRodney el Haddad
Nadine Labaki
Nada Abou Farhat
Omar Rajeh
Liliane Nemri
Bshara Atallah
Mounir Malaeb
Mahmoud Mabsout
Rana Alamudin Karam
Badr Haddad
Music bySimon Emmerson
Ali El Khatib
Martin Russell
Edited byDana K. Trometer
Release date
Running time
142 minutes

Bosta (English: The Autobus Arabic: Bosta — بوسطة) is a 2005 Lebanese film by the director Philippe Aractingi. Bosta is a story of young Lebanese artists who meet again, after being separated, and tour different cities of Lebanon in an old bus, performing a techno version of the dabkeh that shocks conservatives, but moves forward towards the future. Simon Emmerson and Martin Russell from the group, Afro Celt Sound System composed original music for the dabkeh (dance) sequences and composed the film's underscore respectively.[1]

Quoting from the official site:

Bosta is a road musical that takes the audience on a wonderful journey across various Lebanese regions... a journey accompanied by a groundbreaking soundtrack and, of course, this truly pioneering dance, the electro-dabkeh.

Bosta was the best selling film in Lebanon in 2006.[2] The movie was submitted as the official Lebanese entry in the 79th Academy Awards (Oscars) in the Best Foreign Language Film category.[3]


  1. ^ Bosta | 2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival | Philippe Aractingi | Lebanon Archived February 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ AOL Neuf Cegetel - Club Internet Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-02-13. Retrieved 2007-02-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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