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Ali's Wedding (2017)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 June 2018 (USA)
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After telling a white lie which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive, musically gifted Muslim cleric's eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, even though he's madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl.

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Jeffrey Walker
8 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Osamah Sami ... Ali
Don Hany ... Mahdi
Helana Sawires ... Dianne
Robert Rabiah ... Mohsen
Khaled Khalafalla Khaled Khalafalla ... Moe Green
Asal Shenaveh Asal Shenaveh ... Ramona Albasri (as Asal Shenavehzadeh)
Rodney Afif ... Haj Karim
Ghazi Alkinani Ghazi Alkinani ... Abu Faisal
Majid Shokor ... Sayyed Ghaffar
Shayan Salehian ... Luay
Rahel Romahn ... Ayoob
Frances Duca ... Zahra
Maha Wilson ... Yomna
Natalie Gamsu Natalie Gamsu ... Fatima
Ryan Corr ... Wazza
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After telling a white lie which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive, musically gifted Muslim cleric's eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, even though he's madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl.

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Is there such a thing as a "Good Lie"? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Australia

Language:

English | Persian | Arabic

Release Date:

8 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ali się żeni See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Matchbox Pictures See more »
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2.39 : 1
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This is Director Jeffrey Walker's feature film debut. See more »

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Australia's Best Film of 2017!

Ali's Wedding is a film of many gifts. It's funny, heartfelt, and not quite what you'd expect from Aussie cinema. It's an Islamic focused film that is an honest look at the pocket of communities in Melbourne. And on top of that, this is all a true story, focusing on Osama Sami's struggle at Melbourne University going through an identity crisis.

For such a specific cultural play-set of story, Ali's Wedding shows the good and welcoming side of the Islamic religion while mocking aspects of family life, Muslim or not. Family's a tricky thing to portray in these comedies without being overtly stereotypical or offensive given a somewhat alien culture within Western society. There's grounded Islam and funny Islam in this; it's an open-minded film that utilizes its heritage to explore terrain unseen in Aussie cinema. It's a cultural milestone and could prove to be an international cult classic in the 21st Century.

I highly recommend this film. Even if you're an Aussie who's not into Aussie-cinema, give this one a shot because it is a film with international appeal and entertainment. 9/10.


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