Too Much Love Will Kill You
Too Much Love Will Kill You
Author name:  Christophe Karabache
Version: Lebanon
Action:  Banned
Censoring Entity:  General Security
Censoring Reason: 
Content: According to the General Security, this is a blasphemous and subversive film, filled with perverse ideas and that has a radical interpretation of Lebanese society. 

The film is set to be released in Parisian theaters on January 23, 2013 but is banned in Lebanon. 

A Russian woman flees her dull Parisian life and lands in Beirut, a city full of chaos and violence, to work as a cabaret dancer. There, she meets trivial people, including prostitutes, who invite her into a world she once thought she wanted. 

Inspired by Fassbinder, Pasolini and Tarkovsky, “Too Much Love Will Kill You” questions the relationship between power and identity by combining irony, absurdity and sincerity. 

The film begins in Paris and continues in Lebanon, a war-torn country affected by political crises, fascism in and cruelty. It deeply criticizes both French and Lebanese societies by unveiling the horrid truth of working life in a society where materialism prevails.