An adaptation of Ghassan Kanafani's acclaimed novella  “Men under the Sun.

Date: December 1, 2017
Place: Tel Aviv Cinematheque
“The Dupes”
Director: Tewfik Saleh
Syria | 1972 | 104 min | Arabic w. Hebrew and English subtitles
The Dupes is a stark, beautifully photographed black and white film tracing the destinies of three Palestinian refugees brought together by dispossession, despair and hope for a better future. The setting is Iraq in the 1950s and the protagonists, concealed in the steel tank of a truck, are trying to make their way across the border into Kuwait, the "promised land." A masterful adaptation of Ghassan Kanafani's acclaimed novella, Men under the Sun, The Dupes is also one of the first Arab films to address the Palestinian predicament.