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Rana's Wedding (2002)
"Al qods fee yom akhar" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Comedy  |  7 August 2003 (Netherlands)
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About a Palestinian girl of 17 who wants to get married to the man of her own choosing. Rana wakes up one morning to an ultimatum delivered by her father: she must either choose a husband ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Clara Khoury ...
Khalifa Natour ...
Ismael Dabbag ...
Walid Abed Elsalam ...
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Zuher Fahoum ...
Abu Siad, Rana's father
Bushra Karaman ...
Rana's grandmother
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Georgina Asfour ...
Mary
Manal Awad ...
Alia
Nasrin Buqa'i ...
Samira
Houda Imam
Sami Metwasi ...
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About a Palestinian girl of 17 who wants to get married to the man of her own choosing. Rana wakes up one morning to an ultimatum delivered by her father: she must either choose a husband from a preselected list of men, or she must leave Palestine for Egypt with her father by 4:00 that afternoon. With ten hours to find her boyfriend in occupied Jerusalem, she sneaks out of her father's house at daybreak to find her forbidden love Khalil (Natour). Written by [Excerpted from the MFA Film Calendar.]

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Rana: They're demolishing a house on the day I want to build one.
Mary: Don't worry, we'll rebuild it tommorrow.
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The hardships of life in occupied Palestine
3 March 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie starts out a bit artsy, which I found off-putting, but it improved quickly. I found the pace of the movie slightly tedious, but this is necessary to show what Palestinian life is like (waiting hours at check-points to go anywhere is not unusual). Some parts of the movie were slightly confusing for a non-Palestinian audience to follow what was going on. The lead actress who plays Rana was very good. It is not a story about the Israeli occupation, it is a story about Rana, but it does show a lot of what it is like in Israeli occupied Palestine. If you don't mind that it isn't Hollywood, I would recommend this movie purely for the interesting setting.


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