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Barakah Meets Barakah (2016)

Barakah yoqabil Barakah (original title)
A guy from the middle class, meets a girl from A wealthy family, and they start a romance in a country that frowns upon it.


Mahmoud Sabbagh


Mahmoud Sabbagh (screenplay)
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Hisham Fageeh ... Barakah
Fatima AlBanawi ... Barakah / Bibi
Sami Hifny Sami Hifny ... Da'ash
Khairia Nazmi Khairia Nazmi ... Daya Sa'adiya
Abdulmajeed Al-Ruhaidi Abdulmajeed Al-Ruhaidi ... Maqbool
Turki Shaikh Turki Shaikh ... Turki / Agent (as Turki Sheikk)
Marian Bilal Marian Bilal ... Sara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reem AlHabib Reem AlHabib ... Madame Mayyada (as reem Habib)
Khaled Yeslam Khaled Yeslam ... The agent
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The story of two characters named Barakah. He is Barakah the municipal civil servant from Jeddah whose origins are humble to say the least; an amateur actor in a theatre company rehearsing a Productionion of Hamlet. She is Barakah a wild beauty, the adopted daughter of a rich couple. Written by Carthage Film Festival

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Comedy | Romance


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Did You Know?


This self financed Saudi Arabian movie was debuted at 2016 "Berlin Film Festival". See more »


Performed by Reef Loretto & Kaitlynn Eyvazzadeh
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User Reviews

Clever political taunts tactfully packaged in a heartwarming romantic comedy!
11 November 2017 | by almeida-wilsonSee all my reviews

My first ever Arabic language film in spite of having spent 17 years in the Middle East! Yes, a shame indeed. I am happy that my eye opener towards Arabic Cinema is a neatly made film and a pleasant surprise!

Clever political taunts come tactfully packaged within the framework of a heartwarming romantic comedy. It is surprising how Saudi passed a film that is clearly critical of their regressive society. It smartly shows mirror to Saudi's medieval practices of religion-influenced administration.

Highly recommended for World Cinema lovers!

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Release Date:

8 September 2016 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

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Barakah Meets Barakah See more »

Filming Locations:

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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El Housh Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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