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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
Maryam Fakhruddin ... 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 Friends (1994) See more »

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Such a delightful moment with long lasting images and music
4 May 2008 | by olvillanoSee all my reviews

Thank you Mr Nabil for such a delicious moment: you have offered us a movie I will agree fully to re-pay the entry when leaving the theater. This is not only a very good film on Dancing,and thanks again for the wonderful teaching, it is a movie about changing, taking risks of failure to learn something new and letting others change your life: I am talking of course about Ismahan mainly, a deep character with excellent interpretation by a woman I had never seen in films... It is also a movie on tolerance, on linking between cultures and countries. The art of dancing is a powerful tool for this purpose,as arts in general have been showing it in many movies and for a very long time (Les uns et les autres, by Claude Lelouch was one of them)I have kept the images within me for the last 3 days, with a smile in my mind. It is a shame that your movie can be seen only in so few theaters in Paris. I am sure people will enjoy seeing it on TV someday, and that your work will find its real reward then. Thank you again.

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