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David & Layla (2005)

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Star-crossed lovers, David & Layla- Romeo & Juliet in New York with a twist!. Inspired by a true story, a spicy romantic comedy...via Iraq & Jerusalem.

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Cast

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David Fine
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Layla
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Abby, David's fiancee
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Mel Fine
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Judith Fine
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Woody Fine
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Uncle Ali "Al"
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Francois
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Zina, Uncle Al's wife
Ken Kliban ...
Dr. Jacobson, vasectomy doctor
Albert Macklin ...
Dr. Susswein, the shrink
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Imam
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Yun, immigration officer
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Howar, Saz / Tanbur player.
Anahid ...
Aunt Aftaw Khan
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Storyline

Sparks fly when a Jew and a Muslim fall in love in New York. David, a TV host of "Sex & Happiness", becomes smitten with the voluptuous Layla - a mysterious, sensual dancer. Layla turns out to be a Muslim refugee. Teased by specious tips from his ironic French cameraman, David madly pursues Layla. This sets off a veiling and unveiling of the similarities - and contrasts - of their ancient cultures. David's lust grows into love as he discovers in stunning Layla, a sensitive, intelligent, war survivor with an ancient rich culture that echoes his own culture. But their families are dead set against this unlikely romance. Faced with deportation, Layla must choose: Muslim American Dr. Ahmad or Jewish American David? Will David and Layla follow their hearts to blast through centuries of religious animosity? Written by Jay Jonroy, writer / producer / director

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muslim | jerusalem | tv host | dancer | refugee | See more »

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A Comedy of Ethnic Proportions. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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21 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kosher & Halal  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$14,491 (USA) (20 July 2007)

Gross:

$120,750 (USA) (14 March 2008)
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This film is inspired by a true love story. Married since 1990, the real David & Layla now live in Paris. They flew to New York to meet the cast and the crew during the production of this film. The real Layla designed Layla's wedding dress. She is the guest with green eyes and dark hair who is one of the Kurdish dancing women in bright golden orange gilet, during the wedding. Her husband, the real David, plays himself as the new vasectomy patient who answers to his real name, David Ruby, and gets the appointment with Dr. Jacobson. See more »

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A humanist's feast!
21 July 2005 | by (Brooklyn, United States) – See all my reviews

In "David and Layla", writer/director Jay Jonroy has crafted a film that bursts with practical idealism regarding how people coming from two vastly different cultural/religious backgrounds come to accept, if not "understand" one another. Jonroy is dealing with fire in many ways, but manages to create a story that is personal, allowing the universal themes to be brought down to Earth, intimately. I've never seen a film that makes New York City look so unbelievably alive, raw, and romantic: the music, colors, "incidental" street scenes, vastly diverse and quirky cast are not to be missed. It's as if Moliere wrote a farce with a well-needed political punch.


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