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Wajib (2017)

A father and his estranged son must come together to hand deliver his daughter's wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom, in this rousing family drama from Annemarie Jacir (When I Saw You).

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Annemarie Jacir

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Annemarie Jacir
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohammad Bakri ... Abu Shadi
Saleh Bakri ... Shadi
Tarik Kopty ... Abu Murad
Monera Shehadeh Monera Shehadeh ... Um Murad
Lama Tatour Lama Tatour ... Maria
Samia Shanan Samia Shanan ... Widow
Jalil Abu Hanna Jalil Abu Hanna ... Waiter
Ossama Bawardi Ossama Bawardi ... Karam
Ruba Blal ... Rami's Wife (as Ruba Blal Asfour)
Shams Bawardi Shams Bawardi ... Rami's Daughter
Blanche Mazzawi Blanche Mazzawi ... Um Rami
Amira Bawardi Amira Bawardi ... Relative
Sobhi Hosari Sobhi Hosari ... Salim
Falah Zoabi Falah Zoabi ... Marwan
Henry Andrawes Henry Andrawes ... Rami
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A father and his estranged son must come together to hand deliver his daughter's wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom, in this rousing family drama from Annemarie Jacir (When I Saw You).

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Arabic

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5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invitación de boda See more »

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$589,794
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Good world cinema about Palestine
10 October 2017 | by jerrypike-09559See all my reviews

Well worth watching to normalise your view about Palestine and what life is like for Palestinian people when they are not at war with Israelis, which is what the news seems to focus upon in the main.

It operates on various levels and is well put together. Another good movie to undo the stereo-typing that tends to afflict the reporting of communities and countries around the world.


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