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Caramel ()

Sukkar banat (original title)
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A romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut.

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Layale
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Nisrine (as Yasmine Al Masri)
Joanna Moukarzel ...
Rima
Gisèle Aouad ...
Jamale
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Youssef
Seham Haddad ...
Rose (as Siham Haddad)
Aziza Semaan ...
Lili
Fatmeh Safa ...
Siham (as Fatme Safa)
Dimitri Staneofski ...
Charles (as Dimitri Stancofsky)
Fadia Stella ...
Christine
Ismaïl Antar ...
Bassam
Cinderella Al Hajj ...
Cliente rousse
Daed Al Khoury ...
Samia
Farida Saleba ...
Cliente salon (as Farida Saliba)
Jocelyne El Khoury ...
Cliente salon
Yousra Karam ...
Cliente salon
Victoria Bader ...
Cliente salon
Joe Hobelch ...
Rabih (as Joe Hobeich)
Hassan Hamad ...
Livreur
Dalay Sabbagh ...
Jeune fille bus (as Daisy Sabbagh)
Rayan Siblini ...
Enfant sous la table
Ali Alarif ...
Père de Bassam
Mona Masri ...
Mère de Bassam
Soad Hamdan ...
Tante de Bassam
Ilba Majahdi ...
Soeur de Bassam (as Hiba Majahdi)
Farah Fouami ...
Soeur de Bassam
Nisrine Loublech ...
Soeur de Bassam (as Nisrine Loubieh)
Halsam Chamas ...
Beau Frère (as Haisam Chamas)
Georges Hadad ...
Beau Frère (as Georges Haddad)
Hadi Yassin ...
Enfant famille Bassam
Najah Moustafa ...
Enfant famille Bassam
Siline Chamas ...
Enfant famille Bassam
Jean Mansour ...
Policier arrestation
Mohammed Alalwan ...
Policier commissariat (as Mohammed Alaiwan)
Maha Youness ...
Mère de Nisrine
Sonia Ghoussalny ...
Soeur de Nisrine (as Sonia Ghoussainy)
Elie Kassis ...
Frère de Nisrine
Khalrallah Jebran ...
Père de Nisrine (as Khairallah Jebran)
Karim Batlouni ...
Fils de Jamale
Sara Sabbah ...
Fille de Jamale
Hoda Maroune ...
Mère de Layale (as Hoda Maroun)
Walid Khoury ...
Frère de Layale
Youssef Lattouf ...
Père de Layale (as Youssef Lattouff)
Liliane Bardakji ...
Amie mère de Layale
Nina Khoury ...
Amie mère de Layale
Abla Khoury ...
Voix casting off (voice)
Mounzer Baalbaki ...
Réceptionniste Hôtel 1
Ahmad Moussa ...
Réceptionniste Hôtel 2
Ahmad Antar ...
Réceptionniste Hôtel 3
Ibrahim Hocin ...
Client à l'Hôtel (as Ibrahim Hsein)
Nadia Beyrouti ...
Fille à l'Hôtel
Samih Ilgari ...
Chauffeur de taxi (as Samih Higazi)
Nancy ...
Femme dans le taxi
Amal Mansour ...
L'infirmière hôpital
Viken Kazababjian ...
Le Médecin
Nader Ekhabeb ...
Prêtre (as Nader Elchabeb)
Rana Babouss ...
Fille casting au téléphone (as Rana Bahouss)
Lara Chekerdjian ...
Directrice de casting (as Lara Chekerjian)
Caroline Labaki ...
Fille qui sort du casting
Helene Fares ...
Femme casting (as Hélène Fares)
Zeina Khoury ...
Femme casting
Sara Abou Rjayleh ...
Fille de Christine
Nazek Fawaz ...
Cousine Nisrine
Troupe de Mansour ...
Danses folkloriques
Daddy Abourlek ...
Jeune femme devant les toilettes (as Daddy Abou Rizk)
Antoinette Hadoune ...
Jeune femme devant les toilettes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karolina Keisar ...
Salon Client (uncredited)

Directed by

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Nadine Labaki

Written by

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Nadine Labaki ... (idea) and
Jihad Hojeily ... (idea)
 
Nadine Labaki ... (screenplay) &
Jihad Hojeily ... (screenplay) &
Rodney El Haddad ... (screenplay) (as Rodney Al Haddad)

Produced by

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Raphaël Berdugo ... associate producer
Rémi Burah ... co-producer
Stéphane Riga ... line producer
Anne-Dominique Toussaint ... producer

Music by

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Khaled Mouzanar

Cinematography by

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Yves Sehnaoui

Film Editing by

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Laure Gardette

Editorial Department

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J.D. Funari ... trailer editor
Christophe Legendre ... color timer
Issac Solemon ... post-production coordinator
Elif Uluengin ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Abla Khoury

Production Design by

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Cynthia Zahar

Costume Design by

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Caroline Labaki

Makeup Department

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Nader Sidani ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Matthieu Bled ... post-production manager
Jean Mansour ... unit production manager
Stéphane Riga ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lara Chekerdjian ... second assistant director (as Lara Chekerjian)
Jimmy Dib ... trainee assistant director
Hicham Kadiri ... assistant director
Abla Khoury ... second assistant director
Elizabeth Marre ... first assistant director
Issac Solemon ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Christophe Bourreau ... foley artist
Emmanuel Croset ... re-recording mixer
Hervé Guyader ... chief sound editor
Pierre-Yves Lavoué ... sound mixer
Nicolas Lefebvre ... dialogue editor
Velislava Stoyanova ... boom operator
Hubert Teissedre ... foley recording engineer

Visual Effects by

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David Brochard ... digital compositor
Bertrand de Saint Seine ... digital compositor
Ludivine Ducrocq ... production administration
Yann Larochette ... digital compositor
Christophe Legendre ... color grader

Camera and Electrical Department

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Manuel Dacosse ... first assistant camera
Mher Keshishian ... crane operator
Elie Merhy ... electrician
Michel Serhal ... electrician

Music Department

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Claude Chalhoub ... musician: solo violin and alto violin
Adnan El Hout ... musician: ney
Mounir El Khawi ... musician: oud, mandolin and guitar
Marc Ernest ... musician: piano
Khaled Mouzanar ... musician: piano
Walid Nasser ... musician: percussions
Rasha Rizk ... performer
Marie-Jeanne Serero ... conductor (as Marie-Jeanne Serrero) / musician: piano (as Marie-Jeanne Serrero)
Jamal Zzatzour ... musician: kanoun
Thomas Jamois ... soundtrack producer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Florence Mettler ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Wissam Sudek ... driver

Other crew

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Yohann Comte ... Sales Agent
Laurence Granec ... press attache
Marianne Katra ... production assistant
Karine Menard ... press attache
Ryon Lane ... business affairs: lionsgate (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Six women in Beirut seek love, marriage, and companionship and find duty, friendship, and possibility. Four work at a salon: Nisrine, engaged to Bassam, with a secret she shares with her co-workers; Jamale, a divorced mother of teens, a part-time model, fearing the encroachment of time; Rima, always in pants, attracted to Siham, a client who smiles back; Layale, in love with a married man, willing to drop everything at a honk of his horn. There's also Rose, a middle-aged seamstress, who cares for Lili, old and facing dementia. Rose has a suitor; Layale has an admirer on the police force. Is delight a possibility? Is caramel a sweet or an instrument of pain? Written by

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Also Known As
  • Caramel (France)
  • Sukkar Banat (India, English title)
  • Caramel (United States)
  • Caramel (World-wide, English title)
  • Caramel (Japan, English title)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Budget EUR1,300,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Lebanon's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Seven Minutes (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Succar Ya Banat See more »

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