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1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
Mona (Clara Khoury), a Druze bride-to-be, lives in a village on the border of Israel and Syria. Her father, political leader Hammed (Makram J. Khoury), wants her to marry a Syrian comedian, but her move to Syria would likely be a permanent one, considering the political unrest between the two countries. The wedding planning is a nightmare, and tensions are high -- especially when Mona's siblings, who have moved on to new countries and complicated relationships, come home before the big day.

Cast: Hiam Abbass , Makram J. Khoury , Clara Khoury , Ashraf Barhoum , Eyad Sheety , Evelyne Kaplun , Julie-Anne Roth , Adnan Trabshi

Director: Eran Riklis

Genres: Drama

The Syrian Bride (2004)

Release Date: November 16th, 2005|1 hr. 38 min.

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  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    By focusing on one family's dilemma, the movie brings home the messy Middle Eastern situation in a way easier to relate to than the headlines and opinion pieces. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A keen observational seriocomedy, The Syrian Bride, like "Paradise Now," suggests that all residents of the Middle East, no matter their faith or their nationality, are more alike than not. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The result is both tragic and darkly comic - in this complex environment, blame and sorrow are locked in a partnership of absurdity. show more

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