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Vingar av glas (2000)

Nazli is18, born in Iran, raised in Sweden. She lives with her father Abbas and her older sister Mahin. Nazli, who want to blend in calls herself Sara. One day Abbas tell her how he sees her future.

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Nazli
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Said Oveissi ...
Abbas
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Hamid
Aminah Al Fakir ...
Mahin
Mina Azarian ...
Pari
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Lotta
Lena-Pia Bernhardsson ...
Ulla-Britt
Jan Mybrand ...
Priest
Sunil Munshi ...
Hassan
Mahmood Davoodi ...
Abdollah
Hugo Emretsson ...
Cesar
Tomas Laustiola ...
Bengt
Martin Sundbom ...
Peter
Linda Olsson ...
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Nazli is18, born in Iran, raised in Sweden. She lives with her father Abbas and her older sister Mahin. Nazli, who wants to blend in calls herself Sara. One day Abbas tell her how he sees her future. He is planning a party for their friends and relatives. He also plans to invite two Iranian men, whom he sees as potential husbands for his daughters. Nazli, who has a very good relationship with his father, is appalled. When she meets with her Swedish boyfriend Johan, the situation immediately gets very complicated. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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27 October 2000 (Sweden)  »

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Salâm smukke  »

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$112,201 (Sweden) (27 October 2000)
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Second generation muslim in Sweden
21 October 2000 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

In the movie "Vingar av glas" (Wings of glass)we meet Nazli, nicely performed by Sara Sommerfeld. Her family is from Iran, but since she has lived in Sweden all her life she's feeling rather Swedish, which of course causes conflicts with the traditions of Islam. Her father Abbas has one primary mission in life, and that is to marry his daughters to good persian men, just as the traditions say. Nazli and the father live thru enormous crisis when she meets Johan, a good old Swedish party animal with pilots, leather jacket and hangy pants. Abbas frenetically tries to get her interested in her cousin Hamid, but mostly she is disgusted of him, and later she hates him.

So what can you say? The movie is engaging and probably made for the youth. It's all about a problem in Swedish society, a more common problem than most of us think, I guess. To deliver the message director Reza Bagher has filled out the plot with a lot of warm humour and typical Swedish teenage phenomenons to keep the engagement alive thru out the movie. All actors, most of them unknown to a Swedish audience, do a great job - where did they all come from?


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