Adam's Wall

Adam's Wall is a 2008 Canadian drama film directed by Michael Mackenzie, who also co-wrote the film with Dana Schoel and produced by Ziad Touma of Couzin Films and by Olivier Sirois. The film's original music is composed by Benoît Charest. The film was released in Montreal on October 17, 2008.

Adam's Wall
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMichael Mackenzie
Produced byZiad Touma
Olivier Sirois
Written byDana Schoel
Michael Mackenzie
StarringJesse Aaron Dwyre
Flavia Bechara
Paul Ahmarani
Gabriel Gascon
Tyrone Benskin
Maxim Roy
Kyler Nesrallah
Music byBenoit Charest
CinematographyFrançois Dutil
Edited byArthur Tarnowski
Distributed byEquinoxe Films
Release date
October 17, 2008
Running time
93 min.

The film stars Jesse Aaron Dwyre as Adam Levy, Flavia Bechara as Yasmine Gibran, Paul Ahmarani as Najeeb Gibran, Gabriel Gascon as Rabbi Levy, Tyrone Benskin as Mostafa and Maxim Roy as Christine. Younger Adam is played by Kyler Nesrallah.


In Montreal's Mile End, Adam Levy, a Jewish teenager, falls in love with Yasmine Gibran, a Lebanese girl… On his way to audition for music school, Adam meets Yasmine, who is participating in a student protest. When the demonstration gets out of hand, they are thrown together in the rush to evacuate the school. He might have missed his audition, but instead he's met the girl of his dreams! Adam, handsome and shy, and Yasmine, exquisite and passionate, are instantly drawn to one another.

Their love grows, but complications arise. Adam fears that his orthodox Rabbi grandfather, who he's lived with since his parents were killed in Israel, will stop at nothing to end his relationship with "the Arab girl". The renewed conflict in the Middle East feels closer and closer to home, as Yasmine's life dives into a tailspin when she learns that her mother has gone missing in bombarded Beirut. The young lovers' fight to stay together proves more difficult by the day. The deeper they fall for each other, the more their families feel betrayed.



    • Information provided by Couzin Films production company, October 2008
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