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When Maryam Spoke Out (2001)

Lamma hikyit Maryam (original title)
Ziyad and Maryam are a happy young couple in Lebanon, yet after three years of marriage they remain childless. Due to intense family pressure, they try everything they can but eventually ... See full summary »

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Assad Fouladkar

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Assad Fouladkar
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bernadette Hodeib Bernadette Hodeib ... Maryam
Talal Jurdi Talal Jurdi ... Ziyad (as Talal El-Jordi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renée Dick Renée Dick
Umaya Lahoud Umaya Lahoud
Reem Saleh ... Girl
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Ziyad and Maryam are a happy young couple in Lebanon, yet after three years of marriage they remain childless. Due to intense family pressure, they try everything they can but eventually learn that Maryam is infertile. Ziyad repeatedly reassures her of his undying love, but family and social pressure, particularly his evil, meddling mother, gradually poison their happy relationship until the love, enthusiasm and humour of their early days soon take a tragic turn. Written by Anonymous

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15 May 2003 (Australia) See more »

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Official submission of Lebanon the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 75th Academy Awards in 2003. See more »

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One of the very best
28 January 2003 | by michel-fahedSee all my reviews

I don't know if you'll have the chance to see this movie in the USA but i'm sure it is one of the very best films i have seen. Bernadette Hodeib is in a perfect acting role, Talal El-Jordi is shining (as always), and the story is a unforgettable one... I doubt that there would be anyone who wouldn't be impressed by the story ending...DO NOT MISS IT


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