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Whatever Lola Wants (2007)

 -  Drama  -  16 April 2008 (France)
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A New York postal worker travels to Egypt to take belly dancing lessons from a legendary instructor.

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Zack
Carmen Lebbos ...
Ismahan
Hichem Rostom ...
Nasser
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Yussef
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Adham
Abdelkader Lofti ...
Choukri
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Milia Ayache ...
Yasmine
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Sleazy man
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Marilyn Dobrin ...
Postal Worker
Mariam Fakhr Eddine ...
Mrs. Aida
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Ramses club owner
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Amine Louadni
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A New York postal worker travels to Egypt to take belly dancing lessons from a legendary instructor.

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Amit csak Lola akar  »

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Charming - a real gem
6 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watched this on DVD recently and found a delightful and lovely story. An impulsive struggling dancer from NYC goes to Cairo to chase after a boyfriend and ends up learning belly dancing.

Laura Ramsey is pretty and winning. It's a feel good story and provides subtle insights into the cultural and moral differences found in Egyptian society. It's not preachy but quite touching in the way it shows the attitudes of men towards women, divorce etc. It's not a tourist view of Egypt but an insightful looks into the society there. The human relationships are in the forefront in the movie.

The actress who plays the former belly dancer star Ismahan is quite lovely.

Definitely worth a watch.


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