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15 May 2012 (Occupied Palestinian Territory) See more »
'Habibi Rasak Kharban' (Darling, Something's Wrong with Your Head) is a dramatic feature that tells the story of a forbidden love in Gaza... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)
Maisa Abd Elhadi ... Layla
Kais Nashif ... Qays
Yosef Abu Wardeh ... Al-Mahdi
Amer Khalil ... Qays' Father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jihad Al-Khattib ... Walid
Basel Husseini ... Hitham
Najwa Mubarki ... Layla's Mother
Suhell Nafar ... Fisherman
Tamer Nafar ... Fisherman
Firas Nour ... Nawfal
Sami Said ... Izz Edine

Directed by
Susan Youssef 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Susan Youssef 

Produced by
Misbah Deeb .... line producer
Charlie Dibe .... consulting producer
Megan Gilbride .... associate producer
Mohammed Subhi Hamdan .... development producer
Laura Howard .... associate producer
Man Kit Lam .... co-producer
Julia Morgan .... additional producer
Sami Said .... consulting producer
Mohanad Yaqubi .... consulting producer
Derek Yip .... executive producer
Susan Youssef .... producer
Original Music by
Menno Cruijsen 
Cinematography by
PJ Raval 
Film Editing by
Man Kit Lam 
Susan Youssef 
Production Design by
Bashar Hasuneh 
Costume Design by
Hamada Atallah 
Production Management
Misbah Deeb .... production manager
Sound Department
Sasha Awn .... dialogue editor
Ryan M. Price .... sound designer
Ryan M. Price .... sound re-recording mixer
Louis Storme .... sound mixer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rami Arda .... costumer
Editorial Department
Nancy Frazen .... supervising editor
Caitlin Tartaro .... digital intermediate producer
Music Department
Checkpoint 303 .... composer: additional music
Menno Cruijsen .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Mohammed Bayari .... production assistant
Jim Dobson .... publicist
Ramzi Hazboun .... production assistant
Ziad Shehade .... production coordinator
Masoud Amralla Al Ali .... special thanks
Kim Bailey .... the producers wish to thank
Shivani Pandya .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Habibi" - International (English title) (festival title), USA (short title)
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85 min


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Beautifully done, 13 May 2012
Author: crysyoussef from United States

I love this movie!

It really shows what it is like to grow up in a Arab household and the generational gaps between family members. It also really captures the roles and expectations in modern households. Tradition is still so dominant and can cause a lot of bonding and friction.

I loved how obvious the love between family members was, despite conflicting desires. It was heartfelt and straight forward. It was very artistic, but still understandable. It's also amazing to see where it was actually filmed.

Youcan really see the love put into this film. I totally recommend it! I also like that each character was so well developed. The story really stands on its own.

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