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Sabah (2005)

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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Sabah
Setta Keshishian ...
Um Mouhammed
Roula Said ...
Shaheera
Fadia Nadda ...
Souhaire
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Majid
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Amal
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Stephen Montpellier
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Paramedic
Mary Lou Fallis ...
Opera Singer
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Mustafa
Kaylen Christensen ...
Girlfriend
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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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Fantastic movie, well made, excellently acted and directed
13 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have never been a fan of Canadian films so I was a little apprehensive when I heard this one was. But boy was I shocked. Canada should be so proud it's broken it's boring and predictable phase of bad film-making. Sabah is a beautiful story about a Muslim woman who falls in love with a man who is not Arab nor Muslim. It's a touching tale and heartbreaking because you want so badly for Sabah (beautifully -beautifully!! played by Arsinee Khanjian) to turn out well. I left this theater feeling so happy, so uplifted, so good. I really hope this film gets it's success. I adored this film. It's refreshing to see a clean and funny film. I will definitely recommend it to everyone! A Great (Canadian) Film.


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