• Laila's Birthday (2008)

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Release Date: 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 11 min

Plot Summary
Forced to change careers after government cuts, Palestinian judge Abu Laila (Mohammed Bakri) becomes a cabbie. And in his new profession, chaos is the rule. One morning, Abu's wife, Um (Areen Omari), dispatches him with the task of securing a gift and a cake for Laila (Nour Zoubi), their soon-to-be 7-year-old daughter. But in a day marked by gridlock, unruly passengers and surprises at every turn, Abu's simple errand becomes a surreal adventure in the urban dysfunction of the West Bank.

Cast: Mohammad Bakri, Areen Omari, Nour Zoubi, Saleh Bakri, Housam Abu Aishe, Mahmoud Awadd, Marwan Awadd, Yahya Barakat

Director: Rashid Masharawi

Genres: Comedy drama