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Villa Touma (2014)

Three unmarried aristocratic Christian sisters from Ramallah have shut themselves in their villa clinging desperately to their former glory, until their orphan niece, Badia, walks into their life and turns their world upside down


Suha Arraf


Suha Arraf
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Credited cast:
Nisreen Faour ... Juliette Touma
Ula Tabari ... Violet Touma
Cherien Dabis ... Antoinette Touma
Maria Zreik ... Badia Touma
Nicholas Jacob ... Khaled
Hussein Yassin Mahajne Hussein Yassin Mahajne ... Abu Hassan
Evelyn Kaplun ... Julia
Eli Rezik Eli Rezik ... Hanna
Doraid Liddawi ... Imad Shaheen
Diana Zreik Diana Zreik ... Umm Hanna
Jawaher Shoufani Jawaher Shoufani ... Funeral Mourner
Oriette Zaknun Oriette Zaknun ... Umm Jeiris
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Zriek Maria Zriek ... Badia\sTouma


Three unmarried aristocratic Christian sisters from Ramallah have shut themselves in their villa clinging desperately to their former glory, until their orphan niece, Badia, walks into their life and turns their world upside down

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Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

10 June 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La belle promise See more »

Filming Locations:

Haifa, Israel See more »


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Belssan See more »
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Dolby Digital



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IMDb Needs To Change Something...
12 December 2014 | by strangephotonSee all my reviews

Fantastic, but slightly melodramatic movie... but IMDb absolutely MUST change something on the movie's page: where the "country" putting the movie out is listed, IMDb erroneously cites Israel. The director, herself, is Palestinian, and rightfully lists her film as a Palestinian film. It's an insult to list Villa Tourna as an Israeli film, especially since it is specifically set in Ramallah, a Palestinian town, during the beginning of Israeli occupation. When the film was screened in Italy, the director, Suha Arraf, stated (and was later quoted in Vanity Fair), "I am an Arab, a Palestinian and a citizen of the state of Israel. I have the right to emphasize my nationality as I present my film to the world, and there is no law in the state of Israel that forbids me from doing so," Arraf wrote. "As far as I am concerned, a film's identity is that of its creator."

Even Israeli artists have sided with her, so it's quite clear that anyone who has any respect for film as art - and one would think a website specifically dedicated to film would see it as art - will want to be correct in all depictions of said works of art.

As it stands, until this detail is changed, this is like listing a movie from Poland in the late 1930s as a German film. Insulting on so many levels. Please, IMDb, take care of this.

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