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ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common - not least of which is that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages.
Friendship Has No Religion
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Also Known As:
Alguém que Me Ame de Verdade
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Opening Weekend USA: $5,560,
16 December 2007, Limited Release
Gross USA: $21,898, 10 March 2008
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The film is loosely based on the experiences of Executive Producer Yuta Silverman, an Orthodox Jew who befriended a Pakistani Muslim woman through the public schools in Brooklyn. See more
Rochel's mother is wearing a bright red dress when her second date arrives at her house. A fervently Orthodox woman would not wear such a dress, as there is a tradition going back thousands of years for Jewish women not to wear red (usually bright red) clothing which is kept by many communities. See more
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