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When Time Becomes a Woman (2012)

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Zad is on a mission to convince a woman to go with him in order to save the world.


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Cast overview:
Zaid Baqaeen ...
Zad - The Man
Najwan Baqaeen ...
the Woman


Zad is a revolutionist who is trying to free his country, but most of his plans went wrong. He has been looking for a woman for more than three years believing that she holds many secrets within herself that are capable of saving him, the entire world and maybe earth! Now he's on a mission to convince her to go with him in order to rebuild what he has destroyed, he believes that she has changed a lot while she believes she has never met him! Will Zad succeed in convincing her and eventually saves the humanity and the planet? (When Time Becomes a Woman) is a film that takes you into a journey of self-discovery. It takes place in one location with two characters only. Could this 70-minute meeting change both of their lives and fate? Could they take decisions that they long feared to take? This first Sci-Fi Arabic film aims to portray human stories within nothing but dialogue and emotions. Written by monopoly91

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi



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Release Date:

6 October 2012 (USA)  »

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$5,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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The original cut is 90 minutes. See more »


Zad - The Man: Circle of life is based upon the strong and the weak, the sky has eagles and birds, the forest has lions and deers, everything has victims.
Zad - The Man: That's in the law of the jungle.
the Woman: In the law of humans too!
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Referenced in Interstellar (2014) See more »

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A living proof of the magic of great stories!

Apart from a couple of physics-related inaccuracies (which I'm sure will go unnoticed by the vast majority of people), a limited number of dialog imperfections, and a few lines where the heroine could've done better acting (voice-wise), this movie is BRILLIANT! Who would've thought you could watch two fellows talking for over an hour and enjoy every minute of it? Better yet, the developments and twists are cleverly woven in that when it all hits you in the end all you want to do is watch it again now that you know what you didn't know in the beginning. Not many movies do this to you these days.

I have to say that I would've been seriously depressed if the movie didn't end the way it did. It was a huge relief, and joy, that such an exceptionally clever plot didn't blow it by a disappointingly stupid ending.

I'm really looking forward to seeing more great movies from this new, yet not short of talented, director/writer. I think this movie shows that he's capable of producing potential Oscar-winning material.

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