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Caramel (2007)
"Sukkar banat" (original title)

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A romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Layale
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Nisrine (as Yasmine Al Masri)
Joanna Moukarzel ...
Rima
Gisèle Aouad ...
Jamale
Adel Karam ...
Youssef
Sihame Haddad ...
Rose (as Siham Haddad)
Aziza Semaan ...
Lili
Fatmeh Safa ...
Siham
Dimitri Staneofski ...
Charles
Fadia Stella ...
Christine
Ismaïl Antar ...
Bassam
Yousra Karam ...
Salon client
Victoria Bader ...
Salon client
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Fille de Christine
Daddy Abourlek ...
Jeune femme devant les toilettes
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Storyline

Six women in Beirut seek love, marriage, and companionship and find duty, friendship, and possibility. Four work at a salon: Nisrine, engaged to Bassam, with a secret she shares with her co-workers; Jamale, a divorced mother of teens, a part-time model, fearing the encroachment of time; Rima, always in pants, attracted to Siham, a client who smiles back; Layale, in love with a married man, willing to drop everything at a honk of his horn. There's also Rose, a middle-aged seamstress, who cares for Lili, old and facing dementia. Rose has a suitor; Layale has an admirer on the police force. Is delight a possibility? Is caramel a sweet or an instrument of pain? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for thematic elements involving sexuality, language and some smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 August 2007 (Lebanon)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£122,790 (UK) (16 May 2008)

Gross:

$1,060,591 (USA) (27 June 2008)
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Lebanon's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

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Mreyte Ya Mreyte
Lyrics by Tania Saleh
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A Must See Movie!
18 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is about friendship. With a beautiful narration style, the movie focuses on the most ordinary and mundane people and follows them in their every day life. Although every one of them is dealing with significant challenges, a deep sense of love, friendship and social consciousness allows them to transcend their daily toils. The movie shatters any prejudices about sectarianism, Muslim versus Christian, young versus old, pro-West versus pro-Arab, and shows a Lebanese society where different cultures can hold on to their differing norms and traditions yet co-exist beautifully. This is the Lebanon I have always known. The movie helps dispel stereotypes about Middle-Easterners and promotes tolerance and friendship. Do not miss out on this great movie.


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