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Halal Love (2015)

Four tragicomic interconnected stories about how devoted Muslim men and women are trying to manage their love life and desires without breaking any religious rules.

Director:

Assad Fouladkar

Writer:

Assad Fouladkar
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Cast

Cast overview:
Darine Hamze ... Loubna
Rodrigue Sleiman Rodrigue Sleiman ... Abou Ahmad
Zeinab Hind Khadra Zeinab Hind Khadra ... Batoul
Hussein Mokadem ... Mokhtar
Mirna Moukarzel ... Awatef
Ali Sammoury Ali Sammoury ... Salim
Fadia Abi Chahine ... Bardot
Berlin Badr Berlin Badr ... Hiba
Christy Bared Christy Bared ... Nasma
Samara Nohra Samara Nohra ... Jeannette
Maya Fouladkar Maya Fouladkar ... Om Ahmad
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Four tragicomic interconnected stories about how devoted Muslim men and women are trying to manage their love life and desires without breaking any religious rules.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Germany | Lebanon

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

7 July 2016 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Halal Love (and Sex) See more »

Filming Locations:

Beirut, Lebanon

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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A funny yet insightful look at cultural expectations of love and marriage
13 November 2016 | by jimhanna-67674See all my reviews

This is a deeper film than it first appears, examining cultural expectations of marriage - expectations that often conflict with the actual hopes of husbands and wives.

Sure, it is funny and moves quickly, without lingering too long on any one scene or story line. The pacing and snappy dialogue give the film a light, whimsical feel. But it cleverly draws us deep into the private lives of each couple and their various hopes and challenges, revealing variously - love, loss, frustration and the right way to make tabbouleh.

Darine Hamze, Zeinab Hind Khadra and Mirna Moukarzel are outstanding as the women in search of happiness with their hapless men (ably played by Rodrigue Sleiman, Hussein Mokadem and Ali Sammoury).

Don't be late or you'll miss the funny and awkward first scene in which a teacher valiantly tries to explain to her young students how babies are made - only to leave them more confused and afraid of... well, you'll see.


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