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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sara Abou Rjayleh ...
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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Trivia

Lebanon's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

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Referenced in Seven Minutes (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Succar Ya Banat
Lyrics by Rodney El Haddad
Music by Khaled Mouzannar
Performed by Racha Rizk
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27 October 2007 | by (Lebanon) – See all my reviews

This is one of the few moments of my life where I could enjoy a movie without reading sub titles. This time it is not Russian, not Swedish, not Danish, not German and not Spanish. It is an art movie in my native Lebanese language.

The lovely acting of all the team, the superb cinematography of Yves Sehnaoui and the charming music of Khaled Mouzanar all joined to make a movie to remember.

This is a movie about woman's inner being; men are in the background and the women's disorders are all exposed in a very elegant way. Uncertainty of life, sexuality, marriage, mid life crisis and elderly all put together in a colorful plot of innocent people.

In Caramel, we also see Christian and Muslim women living together, working together, truly loving and supporing each other. Thanks to Nadine Labaki for this message during a period of secterian conflicts.

The Last scene of the 2 ladies holding hands is a painting. I can't wait to get it on DVD. This will sit at the heart of my art movie collection.


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