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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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Details

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

T. L. Boulton See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in only 20 days. See more »

Connections

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

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One of the best films I've seen this year.
11 April 2005 | by speels9See all my reviews

I just came back from seeing a special screening of this film. And wow, what a charming little movie. I really appreciated the opportunity to sit back and be witness to another unfamiliar culture. I think it is an important story, and well told. A moving portrayal that illustrated many positive aspects of an often maligned culture. Sensitive definition of the many different conflicts that can occur in the life of an unmarried older woman. Humour made all the characters very real. The acting was excellent. Charming and lovely story and it was very nice to see Muslim culture portrayed on screen. Absolutely fantastic. The provocative subject matter was beautifully handled. I loved every minute. This is a winner, and lots of humour. And belly dancing! Wow.


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