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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 »

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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

The sex-shop where Måns wants to buy his pump is real and can be found in Göteborg (corner Andra Långgatan and Nordhemsgatan). See more »

Goofs

In the first scene where the Electric Golf Car is running slowly on the street there are two cars behind it, blowing their horns. The next time we see the golf car in the same street some days later, the same cars are seen behind it. 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

If I Used To Love You
(uncredited original music)
Written by Daniel Lemma
Performed by Daniel Lemma
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The agony of choice
25 July 2001 | by ilja-2See all my reviews

I haven't left the cinema on such a high note in a long time; Jalla! Jalla! is a very funny comedy about a man torn between modern European and traditional Lebanese life, who tries to keep both his personae satisfied by continually compromising between the two. It is also a story of the friendship between this Lebanese second-generation immigrant and his colleague Måns. The story takes some time to unfold, but the film's perfectly timed pace makes it a joy to watch even as long as nothing appears to happen, and it only gets better once the action kicks in.

Jalla! Jalla! is about change: grandma is still firmly rooted in the old ways, dad keeps up appearances but turns out more flexible than you thought and Roro is, for all intents and purposes, just as much a modern Swede as a Lebanese. Although he is sincere and outspoken, he's just not able to totally say goodbye to his heritage and his roots. Finally, it was very gratifying to see a film about immigrants without some profound and ostentatious message, but more occupied with the sometimes impossible daily choices between morality and practicality one is forced to make despite the lack of understanding in one's surroundings (and truth be told, neither Måns nor Lisa display much understanding for Roro's predicament). A good 'small' movie, I hope to see more of this director and these actors.


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