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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 »


Josef Fares


Josef Fares
7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »




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


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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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Daniel Lemma is credited for original music and heard in several scenes. Though "If I Used To Love You" is not in the credited soundtrack list, the song featured as the end credit music and was used a few times as background during the film. Following the movie this was a hit single in Sweden and the Morning Train album a break through for Lemma. See more »


Police roadblocks can be seen in background around the square where Roro is beaten up by the guys with the dog. See more »


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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Referenced in Kopps (2003) See more »


If I Used To Love You
(uncredited original music)
Written by Daniel Lemma
Performed by Daniel Lemma
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Amateurish, but OK debut
3 December 2001 | by ServaSee all my reviews

Since people in Sweden hardly ever go to the movies, I can partly understand that they think this is such a funny and nice little movie. In a way, it is. If you look a bit closer however, you will see that there are a number of flaws.

The script could use a whole lot more work. For some reason I can never understand, the characters start running at different parts in the film. They are spontaneously started to get chased by someone and therefore begin to run. This works fine in Warner Bros cartoons. But in a movie which remotely in any way is going to depict reality, no. Fares should have left this for his action movie that evidently is going to be his next project. The dialogue and the "funny" parts are other problems too. The comedy revolves mostly around the male reproduction organ, and the main character's dad using his big belly to ward of people he dislikes.

Some of the actors are not at all convincing, I hate to say it but it adds to the amateurishness of this production. Which I can live with to a certain extent however, since it is director Josef Fares' first real movie. It's still funny at times, Tuva Novotny carries her part great, but I want much more from Fares' next action movie to not feel let down.

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Swedish | Arabic

Release Date:

22 December 2000 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A násznagy esküvc591je See more »


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Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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