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The Syrian Bride
 
 
Directed by Eran Riklis, Israel 2004
97 mins. Arabic, Hebrew, Russian and French dialogue with English sub-titles
 
Summary:
 
A family deals with the typical anxieties of a wedding day while also confronting the political turmoil of the Middle East in this drama, a collaboration between Israeli and Palestinian filmmakers.  Poignant and humorous true story of a Druze woman in Israel determined to marry a Syrian man she has not met.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"It is written, directed and acted with real compassion and sympathy for the humanity of its characters, no matter who they are or on what side of these multiple issues they turn out to be."  (Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times)

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