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PG| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
A rebellious Saudi girl (Waad Mohammed) enters a Koran recitation competition at her school and hopes to win enough money to buy her own bicycle.

Cast: Reem Abdullah , Waad Mohammed , Abdullrahman Al Gohani , Ahd , Sultan Al Assaf , Alanoud Sajini , Rafa Al Sanea , Dana Abdullilah

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Wadjda (2012)

Release Date: September 13th, 2013|1 hr. 38 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • A simple story told with economy, Wadjda is a notable example of old-school, humanistic filmmaking. It's also genuinely groundbreaking: the first feature shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, and the first film directed by a Saudi woman. show more

  • Not only is this a deftly crafted and superbly acted film, but Wadjda sheds a powerful light on what women face, starting in childhood, in an oppressive regime. show more

  • Wadjda is a movie about freedom - and nothing represents freedom with the metaphoric simplicity and symmetry of a bicycle. show more

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  • November 08, 2013 Daviddkh484
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    Excellent! Acting, story, photography excellent! Also moving, and educational. See it.

  • October 23, 2013 td00000000105824
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    Simple plot with great sub-plots. Good character development. Wonderful script. Solid performances by cast. Interesting insight into Saudi culture. Guaranteed Best Foreign Film nomination.

  • September 26, 2013 lgjhere1
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    Every girl and woman in America should see this as a reminder of the freedoms and respect they have fought for over the past century and achieved. I hope in my next life I am not a woman in the Middle East unless women there have achieved equality that we have in the US. It took guts to film this.

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