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The Near East (2006)

El próximo oriente (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 18 August 2006 (Spain)
When his reckless brother, Abel (Asier Etxeandia), refuses to man up and take responsibility for getting young Muslim beauty Aisha (Nur Al Levi) pregnant, bashful Spanish butcher Cain (... See full summary »

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Fernando Colomo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Cifrián Javier Cifrián ... Caín
Nur Al Levi Nur Al Levi ... Aisha
Asier Etxeandia ... Abel
Ash Varrez Ash Varrez ... Shakir
Lalita Ahmed ... Samaah
Gayathri Kesavan Gayathri Kesavan ... Reema
Lakshmi Khabrani ... Fátima
Laura Cepeda ... Milagros
Víctor Benjumea Víctor Benjumea ... Cristóbal
Lilian Caro Lilian Caro ... Virginia
Carlos Bañuelos Carlos Bañuelos ... Jorge
Kira Miró ... Pino
Carmen Parra Carmen Parra ... Gemela 1
María Parra María Parra ... Gemela 2
Azmi Ayyashi Azmi Ayyashi ... Imán
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Storyline

When his reckless brother, Abel (Asier Etxeandia), refuses to man up and take responsibility for getting young Muslim beauty Aisha (Nur Al Levi) pregnant, bashful Spanish butcher Cain (Javier Cifrián) agrees to marry the girl and act as the child's father. But the simple plan goes haywire when Cain discovers he must first adopt Aisha's Islamic faith as his own.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 August 2006 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Ez meglőtte, az hazavitte See more »

Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$775,228
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(European Film Market)
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Soundtracks

Shot Patro
Music by Juan Bardem
Lyrics by Sukumar Ray
Performed by Nur Al Levi and Gayathri Kesavan
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Builds as it goes
1 September 2018 | by jograntSee all my reviews

What starts out like a contrived infomercial to dispel confussion about what is Muslim versus the image of cultural repression many Muslim countries disseminate; slowly turns into an entertaining situational comedy. The situation is conteived but not unbelievable, and the protagonists interpretation is convincing enough to sell it.


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