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Ali is a young Egyptian screenwriter determined to succeed in London, where he has been a student. He loves the artistic and political freedom, the colours, the music, the individualism. But... See more »

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Margreta
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Ali
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Ahmed
Maureen O'Farrell ...
Belly Dancer
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Mark
Clémentine Célarié ...
Vivienne
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Naief
Badia Obaid ...
Ali's Mother
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Ali's Sister
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Ali's Brother
Sahar Gadel-Kareem ...
Ali's Younger Sister
Louis Hammond ...
Pedro
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Sarah Stevenson
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Home Office Official
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Mr. Paul
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Linda
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Dick
Kevin Wainwright ...
Sean
Felix Dexter ...
Policeman 1
Simon Macallum ...
Policeman 2 (as Simon McCallum)
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Mark's Father
Christopher Campbell ...
Vicar 1
Brenda Cowling ...
Church Lady
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Fernando
Stephen Brogan ...
Lisa
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Bouncer
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Sam
Roger Frost ...
Martin
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Linda's Husband (as Ian Puleston Davies)
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A.D. (as Luke Jardine)
David Warwick ...
Financier
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Nurse
Amir Alwan ...
Young Ali (10 yrs)
Faya Smith ...
Young Sarah (8 yrs)
Miranda Bell ...
Registrar
Ysobel Gonzalez ...
Woman in Registry Office
Jonathan Stratt ...
Policeman 3
Fiona Phillips ...
TV Presenter
Neville Phillips ...
Vicar 2
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Young Sarah
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Ray Donn ...
Man in Club (uncredited)

Directed by

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Khaled El Hagar

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Khaled El Hagar ... ()
 
Amanda McKenzie Stuart ... ()

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Georges Benayoun ... executive producer
Robert Buckler ... executive producer
Paul Frift ... line producer
Marina Gefter ... co-producer
Ildiko Kemeny ... producer
Amanda McKenzie Stuart ... co-producer

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Safy Boutella

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Romain Winding

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John Richards

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Christel Franken ... post-production coordinator

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Gigi Akoka
Sarah Bird

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Eli Bø

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Hannah Moseley

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Julian Day
Janice Rider

Makeup Department

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Nana Chiabaut ... makeup supervisor
Sallie Jaye ... makeup artist
Astrid Schikorra ... hair styles supervisor
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou ... makeup artist (as Lizzie Yianni)

Production Management

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Tanya Harris ... unit production manager
Louise Seymour ... post-production supervisor

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Ben Dixon ... third assistant director
Mark Layton ... key second assistant director
John P. Watson ... assistant director (as John Watson)

Art Department

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Hannah Capron ... art department trainee
Adam A. Makin ... props
Ray McNeill ... property master
Tony Tarquini ... props

Sound Department

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Christopher Ackland ... supervising sound editor
Sandy Buchanan ... foley mixer
Gareth Bull ... re-recording mixer
Susan French ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Mark Heslop ... foley editor
Alex Hudd ... sound consultant: dolby
Jerome McCann ... sound assistant
Kate Morath ... boom operator
Stuart Wilson ... production sound mixer

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Graham Longhurst ... special effects

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Martin Body ... opticals cameraman
Susi Roper ... visual effects producer
David Smith ... opticals cameraman

Stunts

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Terry Forrestal ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tom McFarling ... second assistant camera

Casting Department

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Hervé Jakubowicz ... casting assistant
Gaby Kester ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michael McGarrigle ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Mark Gladwin ... location scout

Music Department

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Abi Leland ... music supervisor
Roger White ... music arranger: non-original music

Other crew

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Emmanuelle Balestrieri ... production accountant
Jon Duncan ... production accountant
Christel Franken ... assistant to producer
Dominique Green ... production executive
Penny Hayler ... runner
Ruth Hodgson ... completion guarantor
Claudia Kalindjian ... unit publicist
Kami Naghdi ... legal services
Maureen O'Farrell ... dance advisor
Janice Schumm ... script supervisor

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Plot Summary

Ali is a young Egyptian screenwriter determined to succeed in London, where he has been a student. He loves the artistic and political freedom, the colours, the music, the individualism. But he has little money, his student visa is about to expire and he has been thrown out of his lodgings. And so Ali moves in with a succession of eccentric and colourful London flatmates: Mark, a photographer with a very individual style, Linda, a young, blonde, very sexy model and Marilyn Monroe impersonator, and Miss Stevenson who is convinced that Ali is the reincarnation of her long dead Egyptian lover. All the while Ali is in search of an elusive British visa which unexpectantly leads to finding the love of his life. Written by Aline

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Taglines Ali wants to be loved, inspired - and to belong. But first he needs a... [Room To Rent] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Zimmer gesucht (Germany)
  • Una cama a cualquier precio (Spain)
  • Kamufeleség (Hungary)
  • Chambre à louer (Canada, French title)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Goofs A boom mic falls into the shot in a scene near the end, when Ali and Sarah are sitting on the bed together. See more »
Movie Connections References La Dolce Vita (1960). See more »

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