One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.

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Sabah
Setta Keshishian ...
Um Mouhammed
Roula Said ...
Shaheera
Fadia Nadda ...
Souhaire
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Amal
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Stephen Montpellier
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Mary Lou Fallis ...
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Mustafa
Kaylen Christensen ...
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Sabah is 40, single, an immigrant from Syria living in Toronto with her family, responsible for her mother's well-being. Since her father's death, her brother Majid has been the family authority. His niece doesn't want him choosing her husband, his marriage is rocky, but he insists on tradition. Sabah meets Stephen at a city swimming pool; they're attracted to each other. Because he's not a Muslim, Sabah hides their friendship from her family. Where can this relationship go? Can this family sort out its tensions? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Had its worldwide premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. It ended up being at #6 on the favorite film audience list out of 300 films. See more »

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Referenced in Allemaal film: De amerikaanse droom (2007) See more »

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Great movie
4 April 2006 | by (Beirut, Lebanon) – See all my reviews

Wow to think i loved Arsinee Khanjian without seeing this movie just sounds meaningless afterward. Great acting especially by the 2 main actors and great beat to the movie... it has that factor in it that keeps you watching every second of it, and disappointed if you miss any... Shawn Doyle is just amazing... great facial expressions and mostly superb chemistry between him and Arsinee... they simply click. The story is very well built and mounts up to a great ending... it's one of those stuff that you know will end this way but still once it's done you're thinking it wasn't exactly as you had thought in a very good way. Hats off!!! And to more and more successes Mrs. Khanjian Egoyan...


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