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Wajib (2017)

Wajeb (original title)
A father and his estranged son must come together to hand deliver his daughter's wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom, in this rousing family drama from Annemarie Jacir (When I Saw You).

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Annemarie Jacir

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Annemarie Jacir
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohammad Bakri ... Abu-Shadi
Saleh Bakri ... Shadi
Tarik Kopty ... Abu Murad
Monera Shehadeh Monera Shehadeh ... Um Murad
Lama Tatour Lama Tatour ... Maria
Samia Shanan Samia Shanan ... Widow
Jalil Abu Hanna Jalil Abu Hanna ... Waiter
Ossama Bawardi ... Karam
Ruba Blal ... Rami's Wife (as Ruba Blal Asfour)
Shams Bawardi Shams Bawardi ... Rami's Daughter
Blanche Mazzawi Blanche Mazzawi ... Um Rami
Amira Bawardi Amira Bawardi ... Relative
Sobhi Hosari Sobhi Hosari ... Salim
Falah Zoabi Falah Zoabi ... Marwan
Henry Andrawes Henry Andrawes ... Rami
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Storyline

After years abroad in Italy, Shadi (Bakri) returns to his native Nazareth. But this is no spectacular homecoming. He's back somewhat begrudgingly to honour his "wajib" (or duty) to hand out invitations to his sister's wedding with his father. The simmering tension between the two - who are often stuck in a car, more often than not in traffic - builds, exposing the sometimes-comic chasms that exist between men who live in different worlds but share an unshakable bond.

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Comedy | Drama

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2017 Oscar Foreign language Submitted Movie for Palestine See more »

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Never realizes its full potential
11 March 2020 | by qui_jSee all my reviews

This is a movie that just drags on and on, uses a lot of improvised dialog and has a silly ending. It was a total waste of time, even for someone who is very familiar with the culture of the region. Must have been produced as some kind of tax break venture.


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Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$589,794
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1.85 : 1
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