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Jalla! Jalla! (2000)

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Roro, a foreign worker in Swedish parks, loves his girlfriend but is about to marry another girl to prevent her from being sent back to Lebanon. Roros best friend, Måns, has his own ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Roro
Torkel Petersson ...
Måns
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Lisa
Laleh Pourkarim ...
Yasmin
Leonard Terfelt ...
Paul
Jan Fares ...
Farsan
Sofi Helleday ...
Jenny (as Sofi Ahlström Helleday)
Benyam Eriksson ...
Benson
Khatoun Fares ...
Farmor
Abdulahad Fares ...
Abdul
Ingemar Carlehed ...
Pappa Ulf
Harry Goldstein ...
Sexbutiksägare
Tommy Andersson ...
Peter
Christer Fjällström ...
Polis
Jacob Tamm ...
Simon Pramsten
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Roro, a foreign worker in Swedish parks, loves his girlfriend but is about to marry another girl to prevent her from being sent back to Lebanon. Roros best friend, Måns, has his own problems: He has serious problems getting an erection... Written by Benjamin Stello

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22 December 2000 (Sweden)  »

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The Best Man's Wedding  »

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The scene were a little girl runs after Lisa saying, "Lisa, wait Lisa. Wait," was not planned. It was a little girl who had threw sand at 'Torkel Pettersson', who finally threw some sand back. So she went away and ended up on set believing it was all real. See more »

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Police roadblocks can be seen in background around the square where Roro is beaten up by the guys with the dog. See more »

Quotes

Polis: [Måns is arrested by the police after throwing out furniture] Well, how did this happen?
Måns: Ehm, what?
Polis: Well, there's furniture on the street, under your balcony...
Måns: I accidentally dropped them...
Polis: Really? How?
Måns: I don't know... I was going to... refurbish... a little and then i tripped... it was some little... edge that...
Polis: On the balcony?
Måns: Yes, exactly...
Polis: With a whole drawer, a TV and an aquarium?
Måns: Mm...
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22 October 2008 | by (Yurp) – See all my reviews

This is a conventionally told double love story in a multicultural setting. If nothing else it's charming, and the actors are interesting and give good performances. I agree with a previous reviewer that it's like a quality version of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, without the Hollywood glucose all over it, and also in the less worn-out setting of Sweden. The story is well told and keeps up the interest, but the end is predictable (like I said, conventional) and a bit too cute. I didn't really understand the problem between Måns and his girlfriend (Jenny?), they seem to fall out of love just because it suited the plot, and I thought that Måns' and Roro's third co-worker, the soul brother with the afro, was a bit too cute and multi-cultural (yes I got it -- we're one big family of cool dudes). My favourite role was Roro's very cool father. And a protagonist in the shape of a pudgy middle-aged Arab, you don't have that too often in a movie, do you?


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