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Layla Live or Die (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 4 July 2008 (USA)
A Middle Eastern girl comes to America to for an arranged marriage but ends up a go-go dancer with a psychotic police officer as her guardian angel.

Director:

Michael Andres

Writer:

Michael Andres

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Cast

Cast overview:
Shawn Flanagan ... Luke DuSain
Nazanine Mousavi Nazanine Mousavi ... Layla Sayyid
Peter Burke Peter Burke ... Gabe Manson
Patrick G. Donahue ... A.A.
Sean McCarthy Sean McCarthy ... Andrew Garcetti
Tracy Baumbach Tracy Baumbach ... Chastity
Anthony Santucci Anthony Santucci ... Internal Affairs lieutenant
Ephraim Joseph Ephraim Joseph ... Jon
Dylan Free Dylan Free ... Policeman
Antonia Venezia Antonia Venezia ... Waitress
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LAYLA: LIVE OR DIE is a drama based on the realities faced when immigrants come to America. This film showcases a young Middle Eastern woman's struggle to find acceptance and her place in America. Layla (Nazanine Mousavi), a Middle Eastern immigrant, arrives in America to marry her fiancé, but chooses freedom over a potentially abusive, arranged marriage. Bravely, completely on her own, she finds work as a nightclub dancer in a seedy part of town and is soon befriended by good cop (Peter Burke) and his not-so-good partner (Shawn Flanagan). Layla seeks a new world identity rather than accepting a prearranged role proscribed for her by her male-dominated homeland. Arriving in America, Layla must adapt to the gender roles currently evolving as America goes through a reshaping of roles. The tight cultural roles of a traditional society are played off against more open and confusing roles of American society. Layla, being caught in the middle, eventually seeks her own cultural identity. As... Written by Black Dove Entertainment

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The dead-end of Feminism

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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The first film ever shot at the San Jose International Airport. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Jose, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$72,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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