When I Saw You (also know as Lamma shoftak) full movie is released on Jan 15, 2014. Watch When I Saw You online - the Arabic Drama movie from Occupied Palestinian Territory , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $44,202. When I Saw You is directed by Annemarie Jacir and created by Annemarie Jacir with Mahmoud Asfa and Ruba Blal.

Together with his mother, Tarek has to flee from Palestine to Jordan. Having been separated from his beloved father in the chaos of war, Tarek has difficulties adjusting to life in a refugee camp between thousands of tents and prefab houses. Tarek decides to leave the camp on his own account and to look for his father. His longing for a better life, his curiosity and his courage lead him to a group of like-minded people who he encounters in the desert. Together they embark on a journey that will change their life forever.

As know as:

Lamma shoftak, Когда я тебя увидел, Lamma shoftak, Όταν σε είδα, Menekülőben

Release Date (Streaming):

Aug 20, 2015


Occupied Palestinian Territory, Jordan, Greece, United Arab Emirates


Arabic, English

Production Companies:

Philistine Films, Faliro House Productions

Official Site:

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Gross worldwide:



David Hughes
Empire Magazine
Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir's second film is slight yet significant - and, because of the situation in Syria, timely - story about a boy whose courage inspires hope among the hopeless.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 06, 2014
Peter Bradshaw
When I Saw You perhaps comes a little close to cliche sometimes (perhaps it's impossible to watch guerrilla scenes without thinking of Woody Allen's Bananas), but there are great moments and vignettes.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 05, 2014
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
Gently comic life lessons emanate from horrific warfare in this measured and poetic mother-and-son drama.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 05, 2014

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