A Middle Eastern girl comes to America to for an arranged marriage but ends up a go-go dancer with a psychotic police officer as her guardian angel.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Chauffeur (2012)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Audrey, a young French actress trying to make it in Hollywood meets, Tony, the chauffeur of a luxury car. She needs him to drive her around town and he is looking for a "boss" (meaning ... See full summary »

Director: Maud Ferrari
Stars: Rafaella Biscayn, Johnny Kostrey, Madison Larue
Killing Eva Braun (Video 2014)
Drama | History | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A lonely bookworm becomes so immersed in "Mein Kampf" that she projects herself as the reincarnation of Hitler's wife Eva Braun and is consequently targeted by a cryptic government agency.

Director: Michael Andres
Stars: James Maher, Tracy Baumbach, Chadwick Baumbach
Finding Focus (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A photographer and a makeup artist document their burgeoning relationship and their partnership on a fine art project through the lenses of their own cameras.

Director: David Henri
Stars: Carole Weyers, Chris Alvarado, Emma Docker
Sirwiñakuy (2010)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The story of an obsessive relationship between a young French woman and an older Bolivian man. Their unusual romance, like the country in which they live, is transforming, sometimes violent and difficult to understand.

Director: Amy Hesketh
Stars: Veronica Paintoux, Jac Avila, Erix Antoine
Nude Study (2010)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the wilds of arctic Canada, a young filmmaker desperate to leave her old self behind meets an alluring local girl who changes her life. A sensual and gritty journey through the depths of desire.

Director: Stefan Popescu
Stars: Victoria Moss, Kathryn Foran, Jackie Alixander
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A virgin named Fred must win a bet by sleeping with 30 Girls in 30 Days for one million dollars to save his parents business.

Director: Michael Mahal
Stars: Lena Ajans Mitchell, Omer Aswad, Sam Aswad
Welcome Home V (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After a long journey, Lila, arrives home. She immediately finds herself experiencing three extremely intense moments. An encounter with an Iranian, a personal break-up and a confrontation with young Eurocrats with transform her life.

Director: Tom Heene
Stars: Manah Depauw, Kurt Vandendriessche, Nader Farman
Mother's Milk (2013)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Claude is a university statistics professor with a dark side. Kim is the young woman he kidnaps to satisfy his dysfunctional needs. In this psychological thriller, tenderness develops ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Pionke
Stars: Casey Chapman, Mackenzie Wiglesworth, Scott Anderson
Styd (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Set against the serene frozen tundras of the Arctic, a group of desperate sailor's wives wait patiently for their husbands return from sea. As bad news knock on their door, one woman finds ... See full summary »

Director: Yusup Razykov
Stars: Khelga Filippova, Seseg Khapsasova, Elena Korobeynikova
Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Two young people both longing to be close to somebody. In the darkness of the nightclub they meet one night in December.

Director: Josephine Adams
Stars: Line Billa Ljøstad, Julie Marie Lindvik, Sofia Westberg
SafeWord (2011)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Sabina is trapped with a masked madman with little hope of escape, finding herself in even greater dread the more she tries to get away.

Director: Chris Soth
Stars: Stephanie Edmonds, Daniel Allen Kent, Justus Zimmerman
Indie (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A man takes a vow of abstinence meanwhile earth has been tainted by a super hormone that makes woman extremely sexually aroused without lament.

Director: Billy James
Stars: John Peter Berry, Kathleen Campbell, Maximilian Corrientes
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Luke DuSain
Nazanine Mousavi ...
Layla Sayyid
Peter Burke ...
Gabe Manson
...
A.A.
...
Andrew Garcetti
Tracy Baumbach ...
Chastity
Anthony Santucci ...
Internal Affairs lieutenant
Ephraim Joseph ...
Jon
Dylan Free ...
Policeman
Antonia Venezia ...
Waitress
Edit

Storyline

LAYLA: LIVE OR DIE is a drama based on the realities faced when immigrants come to America. This film showcases a young Middle Eastern woman's struggle to find acceptance and her place in America. Layla (Nazanine Mousavi), a Middle Eastern immigrant, arrives in America to marry her fiancé, but chooses freedom over a potentially abusive, arranged marriage. Bravely, completely on her own, she finds work as a nightclub dancer in a seedy part of town and is soon befriended by good cop (Peter Burke) and his not-so-good partner (Shawn Flanagan). Layla seeks a new world identity rather than accepting a prearranged role proscribed for her by her male-dominated homeland. Arriving in America, Layla must adapt to the gender roles currently evolving as America goes through a reshaping of roles. The tight cultural roles of a traditional society are played off against more open and confusing roles of American society. Layla, being caught in the middle, eventually seeks her own cultural identity. As... Written by Black Dove Entertainment

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The dead-end of Feminism

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 January 2014 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$72,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first and last film ever to be shot at the original San Jose International Airport. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?