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Where Do We Go Now? (2011)

Et maintenant on va où? (original title)
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A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.

Director:

Nadine Labaki

Writers:

Thomas Bidegain (collaboration), Rodney El Haddad (as Rodney Al Haddid) | 3 more credits »
9 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Baz Moussawbaa Claude Baz Moussawbaa ... Takla
Layla Hakim Layla Hakim ... Afaf
Nadine Labaki ... Amale
Yvonne Maalouf Yvonne Maalouf ... Yvonne
Antoinette Noufaily Antoinette Noufaily ... Saydeh
Julian Farhat Julian Farhat ... Rabih
Ali Haidar Ali Haidar ... Roukoz
Kevin Abboud Kevin Abboud ... Nassim
Petra Saghbini Petra Saghbini ... Rita
Mostafa Al Sakka Mostafa Al Sakka ... Hammoudi
Sasseen Kawzally Sasseen Kawzally ... Issam
Caroline Labaki Caroline Labaki ... Aïda
Anjo Rihane Anjo Rihane ... Fatmeh
Mohamad Akil Mohamad Akil ... Abou Ahmad (as Mohammad Akil)
Gisèle Smeden Gisèle Smeden ... Gisèle
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Storyline

Christians and Muslims lived peacefully together for years in this small Lebanese village, but animosities begin to build among the men as a result of slights and misunderstandings. The women of the village conspire to avert sectarian strife though a series of harebrained plans, none of which succeeds in slowing down the escalating spiral of violence. When tragedy strikes, the women find themselves driven to make a deeply personal sacrifice for the sake of peace. Written by The Oddball

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A film by Nadine Labaki about faith, hope and love. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic drug material, some sensuality and violent images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Nadine Labaki's husband is Khaled Mouzanar and is the music composer of both Where Do We Go Now and Caramel. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amale: [narrating] The story I tell is for all who want to hear. A tale of those who fast, a tale of those who pray, a tale of a lonely town, mines scattered all around. Caught up in a war, split to its very core. To clans with broken hearts under a burning sun. Their hands stained with blood in the name of a cross or a crescent. From this lonely place, which has chosen peace, whose history is spun of barbed wire and guns.
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Connections

Featured in The Smallest Red Carpet, But the Biggest Heart (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Kifou Hal Helou
Written by Khaled Mouzanar
Performed by Khaled Mouzanar, Mouzanar, Nadine Labaki & Julian Farhat
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Simply wonderful!
18 October 2011 | by zucy63See all my reviews

I watched this movie at the Toronto Film Festival. We woke up early on Sunday morning to watch it at 9:00 a.m. and to be greeted by Ms. Labaki herself. The movie was engaging, the music was wonderful, and the actors, some of them amateurs, transported us to their village life, successes, and tribulations in so many ways. The audience had not time to exchange any opinions, but at the end, we all rose and gave Ms. Labaki an standing ovation.

I left the theater greatly touched, happy, sad, and alive. I'm not an expert, but as a mother and as a woman, I hope Ms. Labaki's message of love, peace, and tolerance I took from her work can reach and change many. Good luck Ms. Labaki and thank you.


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Country:

France | Lebanon | Egypt | Italy | Qatar

Language:

Arabic | English | Russian

Release Date:

14 September 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Where Do We Go Now? See more »

Filming Locations:

Lebanon

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,382, 13 May 2012

Gross USA:

$531,997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,507,008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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