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Whatever Lola Wants (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama | 16 April 2008 (France)
A New York postal worker travels to Egypt to take belly dancing lessons from a legendary instructor.


Nabil Ayouch

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Credited cast:
Assaad Bouab ... Zack
Carmen Lebbos Carmen Lebbos ... Ismahan
Hichem Rostom Hichem Rostom ... Nasser
Achmed Akkabi ... Yussef
Nadim Sawalha ... Adham
Abdelkader Lofti Abdelkader Lofti ... Choukri
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ioana Alfonso ... Student / Dancer
Milia Ayache Milia Ayache ... Yasmine
Ahmed Boulane ... Sleazy man
Jennica Carmona ... Postal Worker
Marilyn Dobrin Marilyn Dobrin ... Postal Worker
Mariem Fakhr El Dine ... Mrs. Aida (as Mariam Fakhr Eddine)
Monique Gall ... Dancer (as Monique Lea-Gall)
Abdellatif Khamouli Abdellatif Khamouli ... Ramses club owner
Amine Louadni Amine Louadni


A New York postal worker travels to Egypt to take belly dancing lessons from a legendary instructor.

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Canada | France


English | Arabic

Release Date:

16 April 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Amit csak Lola akar See more »

Filming Locations:

Cairo, Egypt See more »


Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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References Damn Yankees (1958) See more »

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too much Cinderella story but fine after all
14 April 2010 | by ajackalnSee all my reviews

Whatever Lola wants is one of those happily ever after movies that you can find every now and then but what will make you follow the story is the beautiful Egyptian dance and music.

I'm not going to take this movie very seriously since it was just very fun , casual and easy going Cinderella story and you surely will love if you are in your sweet sixteen , or even teenage years ,specially if you are a girl but older than that you may only enjoy the music more than the corny story which by the way was not even close to reality ! How on earth ONLY the talent can be enough for a blond girl to become a star in the world of SHOWBIZ in a country like Egypt where all the producers are men and crave for white blonds??? I rest my case !

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