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Sabah (2005)

One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.

Director:

Ruba Nadda

Writer:

Ruba Nadda
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Arsinée Khanjian ... Sabah
Setta Keshishian Setta Keshishian ... Um Mouhammed
Roula Said Roula Said ... Shaheera
Fadia Nadda Fadia Nadda ... Souhaire
Jeff Seymour ... Majid
Kathryn Winslow ... Amal
Shawn Doyle ... Stephen Montpellier
Aaron Abrams ... Paramedic
Mary Lou Fallis Mary Lou Fallis ... Opera Singer
David Alpay ... Mustafa
Kaylen Christensen Kaylen Christensen ... Girlfriend
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Storyline

Sabah is 40, single, an immigrant from Syria living in Toronto with her family, responsible for her mother's well-being. Since her father's death, her brother Majid has been the family authority. His niece doesn't want him choosing her husband, his marriage is rocky, but he insists on tradition. Sabah meets Stephen at a city swimming pool; they're attracted to each other. Because he's not a Muslim, Sabah hides their friendship from her family. Where can this relationship go? Can this family sort out its tensions? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

TL Boulton Productions Ltd

Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

27 May 2005 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Coldwater See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,963
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Production Co:

T. L. Boulton See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Prague) where Ruba is also sitting as a juror for the Competitive films, Commonwealth Film Festival (Manchester), Durban Film Festival (South Africa), Seattle International Film Festival (US), Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil), Talk Cinema (Toronto International Film Festival) and Warsaw International Film Festival (Poland). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Allemaal film: De amerikaanse droom (2007) See more »

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Fantastic movie, well made, excellently acted and directed
13 April 2005 | by miester1000See all my reviews

I have never been a fan of Canadian films so I was a little apprehensive when I heard this one was. But boy was I shocked. Canada should be so proud it's broken it's boring and predictable phase of bad film-making. Sabah is a beautiful story about a Muslim woman who falls in love with a man who is not Arab nor Muslim. It's a touching tale and heartbreaking because you want so badly for Sabah (beautifully -beautifully!! played by Arsinee Khanjian) to turn out well. I left this theater feeling so happy, so uplifted, so good. I really hope this film gets it's success. I adored this film. It's refreshing to see a clean and funny film. I will definitely recommend it to everyone! A Great (Canadian) Film.


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