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Jalla! Jalla! (2000)

Roro, a foreign worker in Swedish parks, loves his girlfriend but is about to marry another girl to prevent her from being sent back to Lebanon. Roros best friend, Måns, has his own ... See full summary »

Director:

Josef Fares

Writer:

Josef Fares
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fares Fares ... Roro
Torkel Petersson ... Måns
Tuva Novotny ... Lisa
Laleh Pourkarim Laleh Pourkarim ... Yasmin
Leonard Terfelt Leonard Terfelt ... Paul
Jan Fares Jan Fares ... Farsan
Sofi Helleday ... Jenny (as Sofi Ahlström Helleday)
Benyam Eriksson Benyam Eriksson ... Benson
Khatoun Fares Khatoun Fares ... Farmor
Abdulahad Fares Abdulahad Fares ... Abdul
Ingemar Carlehed Ingemar Carlehed ... Pappa Ulf
Harry Goldstein Harry Goldstein ... Sexbutiksägare
Tommy Andersson ... Peter
Christer Fjällström Christer Fjällström ... Polis
Jacob Tamm Jacob Tamm ... Simon Pramsten
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Storyline

Roro, a foreign worker in Swedish parks, loves his girlfriend but is about to marry another girl to prevent her from being sent back to Lebanon. Roros best friend, Måns, has his own problems: He has serious problems getting an erection... Written by Benjamin Stello

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Memfis Film presenterar en skön rulle av Josef Fares

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Arabic

Release Date:

22 December 2000 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A násznagy esküvc591je See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Set in Trollhättan, Örebro and Göteborg (all Sweden). See more »

Goofs

When Måns jumps off his bicycle to get in the car with Roro, his bicycle flies towards the curb. In the last shot of the scene, when the car drives off, the bike is on the middle of the road. See more »

Quotes

Polis: [Måns is arrested by the police after throwing out furniture] Well, how did this happen?
Måns: Ehm, what?
Polis: Well, there's furniture on the street, under your balcony...
Måns: I accidentally dropped them...
Polis: Really? How?
Måns: I don't know... I was going to... refurbish... a little and then i tripped... it was some little... edge that...
Polis: On the balcony?
Måns: Yes, exactly...
Polis: With a whole drawer, a TV and an aquarium?
Måns: Mm...
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Connections

References First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Hals und Beinbruch
Written by Kristofer Åström (as K. Åström), Per Gunnerfeldt (as P. Gunnerfeldt), F. Johansson and P. Nordmark
Performed by Fireside
Courtesy of Startracks AB
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Nothing new, but very positive and funny
11 April 2003 | by jablanSee all my reviews

Notice that the similar movie as 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding', with the almost same topics dealing with (trouble of young eastern immigrants with their elders and their newly made relationships) succeeded to become so much popular and profitable.

Both movies are positive, funny and relaxing, but the reason that I prefer Jalla Jalla is that I had no impression that this movie was made to be "holywoodish", as I had watching "the wedding". This one is much more natural and relaxed, and does not present the immigrants as bunch of conservative, raw and uncivilized people.

After a lot much more praised Holywood crap, this is a movie I watched without having a sense of wasted time after.


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