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What Have We Done to Deserve This? (2018)

Womit haben wir das verdient? (original title)
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Wanda's world has been turned upside down when her teenage daughter Nina suddenly turns up in a hijab. Nina has secretly converted to Islam.

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Eva Spreitzhofer
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Credited cast:
Caroline Peters Caroline Peters ... Wanda
Chantal Zitzenbacher Chantal Zitzenbacher ... Nina
Simon Schwarz ... Harald
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Angelo Jimmy Angelo ... Emre
Duygu Arslan Duygu Arslan ... Maryam
Emily Cox ... Therapist
Hilde Dalik Hilde Dalik ... Sissy
Pia Hierzegger Pia Hierzegger ... Elke
Alev Irmak Alev Irmak ... Hanife
David Ketter David Ketter ... Protesting Clown
Angelo Konzett Angelo Konzett ... Till
Anna Laimanee Anna Laimanee ... Klara
Susanne Michel Susanne Michel ... Helga
Felix Millauer Felix Millauer
Marcel Mohab Marcel Mohab ... Toni
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Wanda's world has been turned upside down when her teenage daughter Nina suddenly turns up in a hijab. Secretly, Nina has converted to Islam; she exclusively eats halal, strictly observes the prayer times and wishes to be called Fatima. Mother of a liberal Viennese patchwork family, Wanda is appalled; she has always strongly stood against religious fanaticism. However, all attempts to make Nina see reason fail. To make matters worse, Wanda's ex-husband has just fathered a child with his latest wife, and Wanda begins to yearn for a time when her only problems were her daughter's truancy and pot smoking. When she meets Hanife, the mother of Nina's Muslim girlfriend, she finds an ally. Hanife, who immigrated to Austria as a child, is determined to save her daughter from the extremely old-fashioned image of women, which Nina is enthusiastically preaching.

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Every bad thing happens to us for a reason, that reason is not always because we deserve it
10 August 2020 | by lightoelSee all my reviews

The movie starts with an atheist Austrian family meeting their daughter that recently converted to Islam and wearing the full Islamic clothing the Hijab and Abaya and while all of us (the audience) are wondering why did she convert they keep beating around the bush and trying to make jokes until the scene ends and the same thing happens in the following scene and we never get an satisfying answer to such a question that represents the main premise or the main subject of the film instead later on we get the impression that she only converted to support the right and freedom of minorities and she's not convinced that Islam is the truth. Therefore we never empathize with the daughter and she feels very annoying with her constant complaining and arguing and disrespect towards all her family members especially her mother which is against the basic teachings of Islam on the other hand we see her committed to some Islamic rulings that are 10 times less important than respecting your parents and being nice to them. The movie paints Islam in a very bad false picture making some Muslim characters say false facts about Islam and taking many Islamic teachings out of context and presenting them to the audience without any explanation. I don't advise anyone to believe anything the movie says about Islam most of what's done and said in the movie about Islam and Muslims is not true, if you want to learn about Islam please do your research on the internet yourself from credible Islamic sources not from the enemies of Islam.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German | Arabic

Release Date:

30 November 2018 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

What Have We Done to Deserve This? See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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