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Caramel (2007) More at IMDbPro »Sukkar banat (original title)

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Writers:
Nadine Labaki (idea) and
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Release Date:
9 August 2007 (Lebanon) See more »
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Plot:
A romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Must See Movie! See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Nadine Labaki ... Layale

Yasmine Al Massri ... 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 (as Fatme Safa)
Dimitri Staneofski ... Charles (as Dimitri Stancofsky)
Fadia Stella ... Christine
Ismaïl Antar ... Bassam
Cinderella Al Hajj ... Cliente rousse
Daed Al Khoury ... Samia
Farida Saleba ... Cliente salon (as Farida Saliba)
Jocelyne El Khoury ... Cliente salon
Yousra Karam ... Cliente salon
Victoria Bader ... Cliente salon
Joe Hobelch ... Rabih (as Joe Hobeich)
Hassan Hamad ... Livreur
Dalay Sabbagh ... Jeune fille bus (as Daisy Sabbagh)
Rayan Siblini ... Enfant sous la table
Ali Alarif ... Père de Bassam
Mona Masri ... Mère de Bassam
Soad Hamdan ... Tante de Bassam
Ilba Majahdi ... Soeur de Bassam (as Hiba Majahdi)
Farah Fouami ... Soeur de Bassam
Nisrine Loublech ... Soeur de Bassam (as Nisrine Loubieh)
Halsam Chamas ... Beau Frère (as Haisam Chamas)
Georges Hadad ... Beau Frère (as Georges Haddad)
Hadi Yassin ... Enfant famille Bassam
Najah Moustafa ... Enfant famille Bassam
Siline Chamas ... Enfant famille Bassam
Jean Mansour ... Policier arrestation
Mohammed Alalwan ... Policier commissariat (as Mohammed Alaiwan)
Maha Youness ... Mère de Nisrine
Sonia Ghoussalny ... Soeur de Nisrine (as Sonia Ghoussainy)
Elie Kassis ... Frère de Nisrine
Khalrallah Jebran ... Père de Nisrine (as Khairallah Jebran)
Karim Batlouni ... Fils de Jamale
Sara Sabbah ... Fille de Jamale
Hoda Maroune ... Mère de Layale (as Hoda Maroun)
Walid Khoury ... Frère de Layale
Youssef Lattouf ... Père de Layale (as Youssef Lattouff)
Liliane Bardakji ... Amie mère de Layale
Nina Khoury ... Amie mère de Layale
Abla Khoury ... Voix casting off (voice)
Mounzer Baalbaki ... Réceptionniste Hôtel 1
Ahmad Moussa ... Réceptionniste Hôtel 2
Ahmad Antar ... Réceptionniste Hôtel 3
Ibrahim Hocin ... Client à l'Hôtel (as Ibrahim Hsein)
Nadia Beyrouti ... Fille à l'Hôtel
Samih Ilgari ... Chauffeur de taxi (as Samih Higazi)
Nancy ... Femme dans le taxi
Amal Mansour ... L'infirmière hôpital
Viken Kazababjian ... Le Médecin
Nader Ekhabeb ... Prêtre (as Nader Elchabeb)
Rana Babouss ... Fille casting au téléphone (as Rana Bahouss)
Lara Chekerdjian ... Directrice de casting (as Lara Chekerjian)
Caroline Labaki ... Fille qui sort du casting
Helene Fares ... Femme casting (as Hélène Fares)
Zeina Khoury ... Femme casting
Sara Abou Rjayleh ... Fille de Christine
Nazek Fawaz ... Cousine Nisrine
Troupe de Mansour ... Danses folkloriques
Daddy Abourlek ... Jeune femme devant les toilettes (as Daddy Abou Rizk)
Antoinette Hadoune ... Jeune femme devant les toilettes
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karolina Keisar ... Salon Client (uncredited)

Directed by
Nadine Labaki 
 
Writing credits
Nadine Labaki (idea) and
Jihad Hojeily (idea)

Nadine Labaki (screenplay) &
Jihad Hojeily (screenplay) &
Rodney El Haddad (screenplay) (as Rodney Al Haddad)

Produced by
Raphaël Berdugo .... associate producer
Rémi Burah .... co-producer
Stéphane Riga .... line producer
Anne-Dominique Toussaint .... producer
 
Original Music by
Khaled Mouzanar 
 
Cinematography by
Yves Sehnaoui 
 
Film Editing by
Laure Gardette 
 
Casting by
Abla Khoury 
 
Production Design by
Cynthia Zahar 
 
Costume Design by
Caroline Labaki 
 
Makeup Department
Nader Sidani .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Matthieu Bled .... post-production manager
Jean Mansour .... unit production manager
Stéphane Riga .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lara Chekerdjian .... second assistant director (as Lara Chekerjian)
Jimmy Dib .... trainee assistant director
Hicham Kadiri .... assistant director
Abla Khoury .... second assistant director
Elizabeth Marre .... first assistant director
Issac Solemon .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Emmanuel Croset .... re-recording mixer
Hervé Guyader .... chief sound editor
Pierre-Yves Lavoué .... sound mixer
Nicolas Lefebvre .... dialogue editor
Velislava Stoyanova .... boom operator
Hubert Teissedre .... foley recording engineer
 
Visual Effects by
David Brochard .... digital compositor
Bertrand de Saint Seine .... digital compositor
Ludivine Ducrocq .... production administration
Yann Larochette .... digital compositor
Christophe Legendre .... color grader
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Manuel Dacosse .... first assistant camera
Mher Keshishian .... crane operator
Elie Merhy .... electrician
Michel Serhal .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
J.D. Funari .... trailer editor
Christophe Legendre .... color timer
Issac Solemon .... post-production coordinator
Elif Uluengin .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Claude Chalhoub .... musician: solo violin and alto violin
Adnan El Hout .... musician: ney
Mounir El Khawi .... musician: oud, mandolin and guitar
Marc Ernest .... musician: piano
Khaled Mouzanar .... musician: piano
Walid Nasser .... musician: percussions
Marie-Jeanne Serero .... conductor (as Marie-Jeanne Serrero)
Marie-Jeanne Serero .... musician: piano (as Marie-Jeanne Serrero)
Jamal Zzatzour .... musician: kanoun
Thomas Jamois .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Wissam Sudek .... driver
 
Other crew
Laurence Granec .... press attache
Marianne Katra .... production assistant
Karine Menard .... press attache
Florence Mettler .... script supervisor
Ryon Lane .... business affairs: lionsgate (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sukkar banat" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic elements involving sexuality, language and some smoking
Runtime:
95 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Most of the cast is made up of non-actors as director Nadine Labaki wanted naturalistic performances from them.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Seven Minutes (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Fi Zilli HimayatikiSee more »

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23 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
A Must See Movie!, 18 January 2008
Author: Ranwa-Haddad from United States

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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