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(Sukkar banat)

by Nadine Labaki




Director: Nadine Labaki

Script: Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Rodney Al Haddad

Cinematographer: Yves Sehnaoui

Editing: Laure Gardette

Art Director: Cinthia Zahar

Sound: Pierre-Yves Lavoué

Music: Khaled Mouzanar

Cast: Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Al Massri, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisèle Aouad, Adel Karam, Sihame Haddad, Aziza Semaan, Fatmeh Safa

Production: Les Films des Tournelles, Les Films de Beyrouth, Roissy Films, Sunnyland, Arte France Cinéma

Bac Films
88 rue de la Folie Mericourt
75011 Paris
Tel: 0033
Fax: 0033

Year: 2007

35 mm, Colour, 96 min,
OV Arabic, French with French Subtitles

In Beirut, five women regularly meet in a beauty parlour. In this sensual colourful microcosm, several generations meet, talk and confide in. Layale loves Rabih, but Rabih is married. Nisrine is Muslim and about to get married, but the problem is: she is no more a virgin. Rima is worried as she feels attracted to women. Jamale refuses to get old. Rose sacrificed her life to look after her elder sister. In the parlour, in between hair cuts and caramel hair remover, they intimately and freely talk about men, sex and motherhood.

"In this typically feminine world, these women, suffering from the hypocrisy of an oriental traditional system facing western modernism, can advise each other about their problems regarding men, love, marriage, sex…Caramel also suggests the sweet-and-sour side of the delicious sugar which can burn and hurt." Nadine Labaki.

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