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City of Life (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 23 September 2010 (Kuwait)
A privileged young male Arab at odds with his cultural identity and his less fortunate street smart friend; a disillusioned Indian taxi driver who bears an uncanny resemblance to a famous ... See full summary »

Director:

Ali F. Mostafa

Writers:

Jonny Brown (screenplay), Ali F. Mostafa (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Maria Lara ... Natalia Moldovan
Sonu Sood ... Basu / Peter Patel
Saoud Al Kaabi Saoud Al Kaabi ... Faisal
Jason Flemyng ... Guy Berger
Natalie Dormer ... Olga
Yassin Alsalman Yassin Alsalman ... Khalfan (as Yassin 'The Narcisyst' Alsalman)
Ahmed Ahmed ... Nasser
Javed Jaffrey ... Mr. Khan (as Jaaved Jaaferi)
Susan George ... Constance
Habib Ghuloom Habib Ghuloom ... Faisal's Father
Ahmed Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah ... Rashid
Saleh Al Dhahiri Saleh Al Dhahiri ... Abdul
Har Taimor Har Taimor ... Abdul's Brother
Nitin Mirani Nitin Mirani ... Kashmiri Cabbie
Abdulaziz Al Kaabi Abdulaziz Al Kaabi ... Rich Friend 2 (as Abdal Aziz Al Kaabi)
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A privileged young male Arab at odds with his cultural identity and his less fortunate street smart friend; a disillusioned Indian taxi driver who bears an uncanny resemblance to a famous Bollywood star; and a former Romanian ballet dancer now working as a flight attendant and searching for love and companionship ... these individuals all live in Dubai and their lives are about to collide for better or for worse in a city where ambition, growth and opportunity are encouraged and dreams can still manifest. "City of Life" is an urban drama that tracks the various intersections of a multi-ethnic cast, examining how random interactions and their consequences can irrevocably impact another's life. As the name suggests, City of Life's inordinately humane kaleidoscope of converging experiences introduces a city that is in itself a living pulsating character. "City of Life" ultimately reveals how unexpected tragedy and loss can lead to hope and profound transformation as it explores and ... Written by Tanya Wagner

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Taglines:

Every day you can change another persons life without ever knowing it.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Natalia is from Bucharest. Alexandra Maria Lara, who played her, was born in Bucharest but her family fled Romania when she was a kid. See more »

Connections

References Aar-Paar (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Me Out
Performed by Jonas Desai
Produced by Reiner Erlings
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Good message - listen people
19 October 2011 | by usher_679See all my reviews

I am not used to write on this wall but this time i had to say something.

I see people complaining about things that do not have anything to do with the movie. This movie is a portrait of the "melting pot" in UAE and their different lifestyles. This is a real eye opener. For us to see their culture. I have been there and i did not have the chance to see so many things, which actually makes me sad. But this movie was great in my opinion. I think that it also had a whole new way of shooting movies on.

We also see how the poor man.....see it yourself.


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Language:

Arabic | English | Hindi

Release Date:

23 September 2010 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$647,666
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Company Credits

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Afmfilms, FilmWorks See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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