Under The Concrete

  • Feature
  • 2020
  • 78 Minutes
  • Lebanon, France
  • Language: Arabic and French and English

Beirut, Lebanon.
The city is riveted by a series of car bomb attacks. Alain, bored with his job as a sales representative, decides to turn his back on his life in this madness. Looking for a way out, he decides to devote himself to his passion, scuba diving. Quickly he becomes increasingly obsessed with only one thing: breaking the world diving record.

Director: Roy Arida

Screenwriter: Roy Arida

Production Company: Stank

Premier Status: National premiere



2020: Warsaw International Film Festival

2020: Cairo International Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Roy Arida

Producer: Roy Arida

Editor: Xavier Sirven

Music: Karim Douaidy

DOP / Camera: Jacques Girault, Arthur Lauters

Cast: Alain Najm, Nathalie Japiot, Toufic Khreich


Roy Arida

Film director, born in Beirut in 1985. He studied directing at the Paris Film School la Fémis. He graduated in 2011 and has since shared his work between Paris and Beirut, producing both storylines and documentaries. In 2012, together with friends, they founded the STANK production house in Paris. As a collective of authors and directors, STANK’s goal is to develop engaging and diverse projects with no rules on style, length or format.

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