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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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Choosing your destiny
1 January 2007 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

I found this film to be very artistically portrayed. With an increased sense of symbolisms (such as Rana's breakdown in the car, and her plastic bag that she carries everywhere with her), words were not necessary to tell the mood or the meaning of the scene. One of my favorite Arabic movies so far with a fantastic soundtrack. Clara Khoury was a brilliant actress with her sullen mood and meaningful thoughts through the film. In summary, her fathers ultimatum, which gives shape to the whole movie shows the cultural overtones in a traditional Palestinian world. Rana must choose for herself what she wants in life, with or without her fathers blessing. I thoroughly enjoyed this film, and I would rate it a 10/10


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