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Where Do We Go Now? -- A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.

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14 September 2011 (France) See more »
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A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Where Do We Go Now?
 (From Disc Dish. 23 July 2012, 10:08 AM, PDT)

Where Do We Go Now? Review
 (From HeyUGuys. 22 June 2012, 6:00 AM, PDT)

No Toronto Film Festival People's Choice Award bump for Oscar this year
 (From Hitfix. 19 September 2011, 11:31 AM, PDT)

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A thought-provoking entertainer See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Claude Baz Moussawbaa ... Takla
Leyla Hakim ... Afaf (as Layla Hakim)

Nadine Labaki ... Amale
Yvonne Maalouf ... Yvonne
Antoinette Noufaily ... Saydeh
Julian Farhat ... Rabih
Ali Haidar ... Roukoz
Kevin Abboud ... Nassim
Petra Saghbini ... Rita
Mostafa Al Sakka ... Hammoudi
Sasseen Kawzally ... Issam
Caroline Labaki ... Aïda
Anjo Rihane ... Fatmeh
Mohammad Aqil ... Abou Ahmad (as Mohammad Akil)
Gisèle Smeden ... Gisèle
Khalil Bou Khalil ... Maire
Samir Awad ... Pretre
Ziad Abou Absi ... Cheikh
Adel Karam ... Chauffeur du Bus
Oxana Chihane ... Katia
Anneta Bousaleh ... Svetlana
Olga Yerofyeyeva ... Anna
Yulia Maroun ... Tatiana
Oksana Beloglazova ... Olga
Fouad Yammine ... Boutros
Cendrella Yammine ... Femme Boutros
Sami Khorjieh ... Abou Ali
Mounzer Baalbaki ... Sassine
Marlein Ziadeh ... Mariam
Marie Skeif ... Marie
Georgina El-Zaitrini ... Georgina
Mona Moukarzel ... Laurice
Joëlle Najem ... Joëlle
Mohamad Al Sakka ... Enfant Bequilles
Charbel Khalil ... Hassan
Chady El-Teeny ... Abboud
Kassem Istanbouli ... Kassem (as Kassem Istambouli)
Ahmad Hafez ... Ahmad
Georges Khoury ... Youssef
Georgio Ghawi ... Miled
Mohammad Raad ... Assaad
Elie Abou Zeid ... Tanious
Moustapha El Masri ... Hanna
Ali Baajour ... Khalil
Paola Sleiman ... Sara
Angelica Saleh ... Angelica
Issa Abboud ... Vieux Villageois
Reslan El-Karra ... Toufic
Georges Abi Khalil ... Georges
Abdel Rahman Billoz ... Client Barbier
Suzane Talhouk ... Presentatrice Journal
Nathalie Abi-Habib ... Speakerine
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Karin Dor ... Juanita de Cordoba (archive footage) (uncredited)
Frederick Stafford ... Andre Devereaux (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Nadine Labaki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rodney Al Haddid 
Thomas Bidegain  collaboration
Jihad Hojeily 
Nadine Labaki 
Bassam Nessim  (as Sam Mounier)

Produced by
Tarak Ben Ammar .... co-producer
Lara Chekerdjian .... executive producer
Hesham Abdel Khalek .... co-producer (as Hesham Abdelkhalek)
Abla Khoury .... executive producer
Nadine Labaki .... producer
Romain Le Grand .... co-producer
Anne-Dominique Toussaint .... producer
 
Original Music by
Khaled Mouzannar 
 
Cinematography by
Christophe Offenstein 
 
Film Editing by
Véronique Lange 
 
Casting by
Abla Khoury 
 
Production Design by
Cynthia Zahar 
 
Costume Design by
Caroline Labaki 
 
Production Management
Vincent Alexandre .... post-production supervisor
Pascal Bonnet .... production manager
Isabelle Morax .... post-production supervisor
Marine Vaillant .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nagham Abboud .... third assistant director
Thierry Guerinel .... first assistant director
Jowe Harfouche .... second assistant director
Merass Sadek .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jessica Abi Nassif .... assistant art director
Najib Mrad .... property master
 
Sound Department
Rayan Al Obeidyine .... boom operator
Michel Casang .... sound
Cédric Deloche .... dialogue editor
Ludovic Delzenne .... sound recordist
Geraldine Falieu .... assistant sound editor
Dominique Gaborieau .... sound re-recording mixer
Adrien Guillemot .... sound recordist
Jean-Christophe Julé .... foley recordist
François Lambert .... foley recording assistant
Gwennolé Le Borgne .... supervising sound editor
Nadim Maalouf .... sound assistant
Nicolas Provost .... additional sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Alain Carsoux .... visual effects supervisor
Florian Chauvet .... visual effects coordinator
Christophe Dehaene .... digital compositor
Adrien Garcia .... titles and credits
Christophe Lucotte .... visual effects
Emilia Napame .... digital compositor
Joel Pinto .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ziad Choucha .... assistant camera
Ziad Choucha .... first assistant camera
Lucas Leconte .... first assistant camera
Elie Merhy .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Nagham Abboud .... casting coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Chrystel Alépée .... assistant editor
Arnaud Caréo .... on-line editor
Mickaël Commereuc .... colorist assistant
Aurélie Laumont .... dailies
Fabien Pascal .... film colorist
Jérôme Pey .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Marie-Jeanne Serero .... conductor
Marie-Jeanne Serero .... orchestrator (as Marie-Jeanne Serrero)
Alexandre Tanguy .... music editor
Alexandre Tanguy .... scoring engineer
 
Other crew
Yannick Charles .... script supervisor
Jimmy Dib .... production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Et maintenant on va où?" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for thematic drug material, some sensuality and violent images
Runtime:
110 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Kuwait censorship cut the film to shreds eliminating the dancing scene with the Russians.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Amale:[narrating] The story I tell is for all who want to hear. A tale of those who fast, a tale of those who pray, a tale of a lonely town, mines scattered all around. Caught up in a war, split to its very core. To clans with broken hearts under a burning sun. Their hands stained with blood in the name of a cross or a crescent. From this lonely place, which has chosen peace, whose history is spun of barbed wire and guns.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Fokus på Film fra Sør (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Kifou Hal HelouSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A thought-provoking entertainer, 23 February 2012
Author: umar-ashfaq from Oman

Where Do We Go Now by the Lebanese-Canadian director Nadine Labike is set in a war-torn village in Lebanon. The backdrop of the movie is the Christian-Muslim conflict plaguing the region at large, and its effect on the mixed population of the village dwellers. The comedy-drama focuses on a group of women and their antics to keep the men off each other's throats. It starts off in an almost utopian setting, with the view of the village mosque and church at dusk in a single frame, symbolizing the ideal of peaceful existence between the Christians and Muslims.

The movie premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and won the people's choice award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Nadine, who also acts in the film, may be accused by some quarters of trivializing the conflict between the Abrahamic faiths with her comic take on religion, complete with a climax reminiscent of a Cheech and Chong flick. However, the tone of the film remains somber throughout, and the viewer is often reminded of the toll of the conflict on both sides of the religious divide, with glimpses of intermittent sectarian strife.

The intelligent dialogue, interspersed with repartee between the female characters is refreshingly entertaining, offering a peek inside the (mostly) segregated Arab society and humanizing a population segment often portrayed as meek and subservient to the other sex.

Nadine's second directorial venture after Caramel continues to court controversy, with an ending which Labaki acknowledges might "raise a lot of polemics. It might upset people who are a bit fanatic or too conservative..." By the end of the film, Nadine is sure to rouse some thought-provoking questions in the viewers mind, fulfilling the obligation to her craft and pushing the envelope. Where Do We Go Now has been chosen as the Lebanon's 2011 entry in the best foreign language film category for the Academy Awards.

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