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Mahmoud al Massad
Bashir Mammon Mraish,
Saeb Abu Alragheb
A glimpse into life in the Yemen as rarely seen by Western audiences: images of the country's landscape and insight into the characters of the colorful Yemeni people and their rich customs.... See full summary »
In this achingly romantic tale, handsome young Tariq is about to marry Bilquis, eldest daughter of a prominent and powerful judge. But as he wanders the ancient city of Sana'a late one night, he spots a beautiful young woman dancing in the street and falls madly in love with her. Before long, the young groom must choose between following his heart and protecting his family's honor. Filmed entirely on location in the ancient city of Sana'a, this exquisite film is the first feature ever to come out of Yemen. Written by
Alex O. Williams
The movie carried many aspects of Yemen life it succeeded in highlighting the environment and mixing many plots. The characters seem living their normal life with some exaggerated moments where laughter took place and imagination was acceptable. The elements that were in the movie provoked even Arabs to some neglected details that no one noticed before. As many other cultures, Yemeni culture seems to be so rich that left the audience just wanting more after the movie ended. The flow of the plot layers helped in resolving the climax and reaching to a very smooth end were the viewer was still under a spell of an important question.
I liked the movie a lot and I'm waiting for its DVD to release.
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