Top Arabic Language movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Paradise Now on DVD Paradise Now
Synopsis
Hany Abu-Assad's disturbing yet moving tale examines two young Palestinians who are drafted as suicide bombers for an assignment in Tel Aviv. Both commit to their mission but have second thoughts after spending a final night with friends and family.
Cast
Cast
Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Amer Hlehel, Hiam Abbass, Ashraf Barhom, Mohammad Bustami
Director
Director
Hany Abu-Assad
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Military & War Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Arabic Language, Middle East
Rent The Band's Visit on DVD The Band's Visit
Synopsis
When an Egyptian police brass band travels to Israel to play at the opening of an Arab arts center, the group ends up abandoned and lost in a remote desert town, igniting a charming cross-cultural comedy. Defying expectations, the tiny Israeli community embraces the musicians, and both the Egyptians and the locals learn a few things about one another -- and themselves. This witty foreign-language film nabbed the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes.
Cast
Cast
Saleh Bakri, Ronit Elkabetz, Sasson Gabai, Uri Gavriel, Imad Jabarin, Ahuva Keren, Rubi Moskovitz, Khalifa Natour, Hilla Sarjon
Director
Director
Eran Kolirin
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Israel, Hebrew Language, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Wadjda on DVD Wadjda
Synopsis
Persistent 10-year-old Wadjda would like nothing more than a new bicycle so she can beat her friend (a boy) in a race. But it's going to take some ingenuity to get one -- especially in her culture, which sees bikes as a threat to a girl's virtue.
Cast
Cast
Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd, Sultan Al Assaf, Mohammed Zahir
Director
Director
Haifaa Al-Mansour
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign Dramas, Arabic Language, Middle East
Rent Where Do We Go Now? on DVD Where Do We Go Now?
Synopsis
While their men fight a remote sectarian war, the women of a Lebanese village -- one hemmed in by minefields -- band together to denounce the clash of Islamic and Christian beliefs that sustains the war and threatens to poison their own community.
Cast
Cast
Claude Moussawbaa, Layla Hakim, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf, Antoinette Noufaily, Julian Farhat, Ali Haidar, Kevin Abboud, Petra Saghbini, Mostafa Al Sakka
Director
Director
Nadine Labaki
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Arabic Language
Rent Iraq in Fragments on DVD Iraq in Fragments
Synopsis
Honored with an Oscar nod, director James Longley's striking portrait of a nation divided presents a collage of images and commentary by ordinary Iraqi citizens coping with the effects of war, political unrest, religious feuds and an unclear future. The film moves beyond the abstract, powerfully capturing the indelible humanity of those living in a battle-scarred country that finds itself defined by conflict.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
James Longley
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Political Documentaries, Arabic Language
Rent Captain Abu Raed on DVD Captain Abu Raed
Synopsis
When an old airport janitor finds a captain's hat in the trash, he gets pulled into the lives of children in his poor neighborhood. He weaves imaginary stories of his world adventures to offer hope in the face of their harsh reality.
Cast
Cast
Nadim Sawalha, Rana Sultan, Hussine Al-Souse, Udey Al-Qadise, Ghandi Saber, Dina Raad-Yaghnam, Mohammad Qteshat, Nadim Mushahwar, Phaedra Dahdaleh, Khuloud Khaled Issa, Ayat Najah Abd Al-Sadeq
Director
Director
Amin Matalqa
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Middle East, Arabic Language
Rent Lemon Tree on DVD Lemon Tree
Synopsis
A Palestinian widow (Hiam Abbass) fights to keep her lemon grove from being uprooted when Israeli security forces declare it a threat to the Israeli defense minister living next door (Doron Tavory) in this foreign-language drama. Teaming with a young lawyer (Ali Suliman), the widow takes her case to the Israeli Supreme Court. But in the process of seeking justice, she's forced to hide the forbidden bond growing between them.
Cast
Cast
Hiam Abbass, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Ali Suliman, Doron Tavory, Amos Lavi, Amnon Wolf, Smadar Jaaron, Danny Leshman, Hili Yalon, Tarek Copti
Director
Director
Eran Riklis
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Israel, Hebrew Language, Arabic Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Welcome on DVD Welcome
Synopsis
When authorities forbid young Kurdish refugee Bilal (Firat Ayverdi) from crossing the English Channel to reunite with his girlfriend in England, the 17-year-old resolves to swim to his love -- and finds an unlikely ally in the form of swim instructor Simon (Vincent Lindon). Facing an inevitable divorce from his wife (Audrey Dana), the middle-aged teacher takes the resolute youth under his wing in this stirring, beautifully acted French drama.
Cast
Cast
Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana, Derya Ayverdi, Thierry Godard, Selim Akgul, Firat Celik, Murat Subasi
Director
Director
Philippe Lioret
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, France, French Language, Arabic Language
Rent The Attack on DVD The Attack
Synopsis
An Arab Israeli physician offers assistance at the scene of a gruesome suicide bombing in Tel Aviv and then learns that the bomber was his own wife. Stunned and furious, he sets out to confront the people who encouraged her deadly decision.
Cast
Cast
Ali Suliman, Reymond Amsalem, Evgenia Dodina, Dvir Benedek, Uri Gavriel, Ruba Salameh, Karim Saleh, Nisrine Seksek
Director
Director
Ziad Doueiri
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book, Indie Dramas, Arabic Language, Middle East
Rent 5 Broken Cameras on DVD 5 Broken Cameras
Synopsis
This Oscar-nominated documentary centers on Emad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer trying to make a living amid Israeli occupation. Steadfastly uninvolved in West Bank politics, Emad is forced when Israel plans to build a wall through his land.
Cast
Cast
Emad Burnat
Director
Director
Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Foreign, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Foreign Documentaries, Arabic Language, Hebrew Language, Middle East
Rent Omar on DVD Omar
Synopsis
With his girlfriend, Nadia, living on the other side of an Israeli-built boundary wall, young Palestinian Omar regularly scales it to visit her. But he faces even greater obstacles after a lethal confrontation with an Israeli soldier.
Cast
Cast
Adam Bakri, Eyad Hourani, Samer Bisharat, Waleed Zuaiter, Leem Lubani
Director
Director
Hany Abu-Assad
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Political Thrillers, Romantic Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Arabic Language, Middle East
Rent The Yacoubian Building on DVD The Yacoubian Building
Synopsis
The most expensive Egyptian movie ever made, this sprawling tapestry of modern-day Egypt weaves together multiple stories of the residents of the Yacoubian Building, a Cairo structure built in 1937 to house the city's upper crust.
Cast
Cast
Adel Imam, Nour El-Sherif, Youssra, Essad Youniss, Ahmed Bedir, Hend Sabri, Khaled El Sawy, Salah Abdallah, Khaled Saleh, Ahmed Rateb
Director
Director
Marwan Hamed
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Middle East, Arabic Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Divine Intervention on DVD Divine Intervention
Synopsis
In this comedy tinged with pathos, love blossoms amid the confusion and despair of Nazareth, a city caught in the cross fire of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Surreal vignettes underscore the war's role in eroding Nazareth's sense of community.
Cast
Cast
Elia Suleiman, Manal Khader, George Ibrahim, Amer Daher, Jamel Daher, Lufuf Nuweiser, Read Masarweh, Bassem Loulou, Salvia Nakkara, Naaman Jarjoura
Director
Director
Elia Suleiman
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Arabic Language, France
Rent Satin Rouge on DVD Satin Rouge
Synopsis
In this drama from Tunisia, Lilia is a recently widowed, middle-aged housewife who begins to explore a new side of her personality. She follows her daughter Salma to her belly-dancing class one day and, after watching the class, is overcome with the urge to start dancing. She also discovers that Salma's having an affair with a musician who works at the dance club and before long, Lilia develops a crush on him too.
Cast
Cast
Hiam Abbass, Hend El Fahem, Maher Kamoun, Monia Hichri, Faouzia Badr, Nadra Lamloum, Abou Moez El Fazaa, Salah Miled
Director
Director
Raja Amari
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Musicals, Foreign Dramas, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages
Rent The Holy Land on DVD The Holy Land
Synopsis
Menachem Weinbaum (Oren Rehany) is a rabbinical student who, on the imprudent advice of his teacher, goes to a Tel Aviv brothel to sow some oats before getting serious with his studies. While there, he meets a Russian prostitute named Sasha, with whom he's smitten. He also winds up at Mike's Place, a meeting point for Arabs, Christians and Jews all seeking change in Jerusalem. But what kind of change, and at what price?
Cast
Cast
Oren Rehany, Tchelet Semel, Saul Stein, Albert Illouz, Aryeh Moskona
Director
Director
Eitan Gorlin
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Arabic Language, Israel, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Art House, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Oath on DVD The Oath
Synopsis
Oscar-nominated director Laura Poitras's documentary tells of two men whose fateful meeting in 1996 led them on a journey that would include Osama bin Laden, the horrific events of 9/11, Guantanamo Bay and a brush with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cast
Cast
Salim Hamdam, Abu Jandal
Director
Director
Laura Poitras
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Political Documentaries, Biographical Documentaries, Arabic Language
Rent Rana's Wedding on DVD Rana's Wedding
Synopsis
Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad finds love among the brutalities of war in this heart-tugging drama that chronicles the quest of headstrong 17-year-old Rana (Clara Khoury) to be reunited with her secret boyfriend, Khalil (Khalifa Natour). In less than a day, Rana must wend her way through war-torn neighborhoods, Israeli soldiers, desperate residents and lost citizens so she can wed her beloved Khalil.
Cast
Cast
Clara Khoury, Khalifa Natour, Ismael Dabbag, Walid Abed Elsalam, Zuher Fahoum, Bushra Karaman, Manal Awad, Houda Imam, Nasrin Buqai, Georgina Asfour, Sami Metwasi
Director
Director
Hany Abu-Assad
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Art House, Foreign Dramas, Arabic Language, Middle East, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Budrus on DVD Budrus
Synopsis
Documentarian Julia Bacha delves into the fraught world of Palestinian-Israeli relations in this amazing account of one family's leadership of a movement to prevent Israel's Separation Barrier from slicing the Palestinian village of Budrus in half.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Julia Bacha
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Foreign, Political Documentaries, Foreign Documentaries, Arabic Language, Israel
Rent The Time That Remains on DVD The Time That Remains
Synopsis
From the creation of Israel in 1948 through the early 21st century, a Palestinian family experiences a myriad of triumphs and tragedies over the course of several generations in this sweeping drama from writer-director Elia Suleiman.
Cast
Cast
Ali Suliman, Elia Suleiman, Saleh Bakri, Avi Kleinberger, Menashe Noy, Amer Hlehel, Lotuf Neusser, Nati Ravitz, Yasmine Haj
Director
Director
Elia Suleiman
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Arabic Language, Hebrew Language, France
Rent The Square on DVD The Square
Synopsis
A 2014 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature, this film chronicles the history-making revolution in Egypt -- starting in 2011 -- that captivated the world with scenes of courage and freedom in the face of violent opposition.
Cast
Cast
Ahmed Hassan, Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Ramy Essam, Bothania Kamel, Dina Abdullah, Aida Elkashef, Ragia Omran, Pierre Seyoufr, Dina Amer, Sherif Boray, Khaled Nagy, Salma Saied, Ahmed Saleh, Alaa Seif
Director
Director
Jehane Noujaim
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Made-for-TV Movies, TV Documentaries, Foreign Television, Foreign Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Political Documentaries, Foreign Regions, Arabic Language, Netflix
Rent Encounter Point on DVD Encounter Point
Synopsis
As violence continues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, some of those touched by the bloodshed become advocates for peace. This documentary introduces citizens on both sides for whom an end to conflict has become a personal crusade. Family members of slain Palestinians and Israelis, both military and civilian, share their stories and how they've turned their grief into a force for change in the region.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Ronit Avni, Julia Bacha
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Arabic Language, Hebrew Language, Israel
Rent Arna's Children on DVD Arna's Children
Synopsis
Arna Mer Khamis was a legendary activist for the rights of the Palestinian people who founded a theatre group at a refugee camp, teaching children to express themselves through acting. Her son Juliano, a director for the group, filmed Arna working with the children over a 6-year period. Following Arna's death, he returns to the camp to find out what became of the young refugees. Best Documentary Feature winner at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Arna Mer-Khamis
Director
Director
Juliano Mer Khamis, Danniel Danniel
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Israel, Arabic Language
Rent The Inner Tour on DVD The Inner Tour
Synopsis
Director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz takes viewers on a journey through Israel along with a busload of Palestinian tourists. Heartbreakingly honest, this documentary poignantly puts into focus the human emotions underlying the vast and overwhelming Middle East conflict: A stop at a kibbutz, for instance, shows how one side can feel like courageous pioneers even as the other side struggles with feeling violated and enraged.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Faith & Spirituality Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Israel, Foreign Documentaries, Hebrew Language, Arabic Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages, Faith & Spirituality, Religion & Mythology Documentaries
Rent Under the Bombs on DVD Under the Bombs
Synopsis
When divorced Shiite mother Zeina (Nada Abou Farhat) takes a risky journey to war-torn Lebanon to find her missing 6-year-old son, her only help comes in the form of Tony (Georges Khabbaz), a Christian cabbie who agrees to escort her on the dangerous trip. The harrowing expedition slowly brings the odd couple together in this romantic drama, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival and Venice Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Bshara Atallah, Rawia Elchab, Nada Abou Farhat, Georges Khabbaz, Elham Abbas, Iman Affara, Zahra Ali, Ali Maerouf Amer, Ali Azour, Najat Darwish
Director
Director
Philippe Aractingi
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, France, Arabic Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent God's Sandbox on DVD God's Sandbox
Synopsis
After locating her runaway daughter, Rachel (Orli Perl), mother Liz (Razia Israeli) is told a story by Rachel's bedouin lover, Mustafa (Sami Samir). He recalls a tale from his youth about Leila, a free-spirited woman who fell in love with the bedouin Najim. Najim's father opposed the union, ultimately resulting in Leila's forced circumcision. Mustafa's story shakes Liz to the core, forcing mother and daughter to confront a long-hidden secret.
Cast
Cast
Juliano Mer Khamis, Meital Dohan, Sami Samir, Razia Israeli, Orli Perl
Director
Director
Doron Eran
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Israel, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Jenin Jenin on DVD Jenin Jenin
Synopsis
Mohammed Bakri helms this gritty documentary about Jenin, a Palestinian refugee camp that came under Israeli fire in April 2002. During the Israeli army's "Defensive Wall" operation, the camp and its surrounding area fell subject to intense fighting. The confrontation resulted in the deaths of countless Palestinian civilians, and many watch groups later regarded the incident as an Israeli war crime.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Mohammed Bakri
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Military Documentaries, Political Documentaries, Israel, Foreign Documentaries, Arabic Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Forget Baghdad on DVD Forget Baghdad
Synopsis
This compelling documentary traces the experience of "Arab Jews" -- people of Jewish religion and Arab culture, also known as Sephardis or Mizrahim -- offering a rare look at a community that has long found itself caught between warring worldviews. Conceived and directed by Samir, the son of an Iraqi Communist who immigrated to Switzerland, the film follows four fascinating Iraqis living in exile in Israel.
Cast
Cast
Shimon Ballas, Ella Shohat, Moshe Houri, Sami Michael, Samir Naqqash
Director
Director
Samir
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Germany, Hebrew Language, Foreign Documentaries, Arabic Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Private on DVD Private
Synopsis
Documentary filmmaker Saverio Costanzo directs a drama inspired by actual events, set in the isolated home of a Palestinian family living halfway between a Palestinian village and an Israeli settlement. After the family home is seized by invading Israeli soldiers, patriarch Mohammad must find a way to protect what's his without violating his nonviolent principles. Lior Miller, Mohammad Bakri, Tomer Russo, Areen Omari and Hend Ayoub co-star.
Cast
Cast
Mohammed Bakri, Lior Miller, Tomer Russo, Hend Ayoub, Arin Omary
Director
Director
Saverio Costanzo
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Arabic Language, Italy, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Wedding in Galilee on DVD Wedding in Galilee
Synopsis
The elder of a Palestinian village in the West Bank seeks and is granted permission to hold a traditional wedding for his son on one condition: that the Israeli military governor and his staff be guests of honor at the ceremony.
Cast
Cast
Mohamad Ali El Akili, Bushra Karaman, Makram Khoury, Yussuf Abu-Warda, Anna Condo, Nazih Akleh, Sonia Amar, Eyad Anis, Waël Barghouti
Director
Director
Michel Khleifi
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Israel, Arabic Language, Hebrew Language
Rent Wall on DVD Wall
Synopsis
By asking simple questions of those affected by the construction of a concrete wall between Israelis and Palestinians, filmmaker Simone Bitton allows the people to speak for themselves. The result is a portrait of the Palestinian inhabitants, the Israeli settlers and the officials who are fencing them in -- a thoughtful documentary that explores the sweeping emotions behind one of the most enduring struggles of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Simone Bitton
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Political Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Faith & Spirituality Documentaries, Hebrew Language, Israel, Arabic Language, Foreign Documentaries, Faith & Spirituality, Religion & Mythology Documentaries, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Color of Olives on DVD The Color of Olives
Synopsis
Life is anything but ordinary for Palestinian Hani Amer and his family, whose home lies in the path of a long wall being built by Israel to keep suicide bombers out of the country. Armed militia, an electrified fence and locked gates now separate the Amers from their farm, providing a reminder that an age-old battle is clearly not over. Filmmaker Carolina Rivas' pensive documentary relies on natural light to lend peace to a war-torn environment.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Carolina Rivas
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Mexico, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces on DVD Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces
Synopsis
Twelve-year-old Noura (Selim Boughedir) dangles uncertainly in that difficult netherworld between childhood and adulthood. His growing libido has gotten him banned from the women's baths, where his mother took him when he was younger, but he's not yet old enough to participate in grown-up discussions with the men of his Tunisian village. Noura's only real friend is a troublemaker named Salih (Mohammed Driss) -- the village political outcast.
Cast
Cast
Mustafa Adouani, Rabia Ben Abdallah
Director
Director
Férid Boughedir
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Children & Family, Arabic Language, Africa, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Until When... on DVD Until When...
Synopsis
Director Dahna Abourahme's documentary follows four Palestinian families who live in Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem, painting a genuine portrait of life in the settlement through interviews, photo archives and emotionally compelling footage. A revealing look at how displaced people survive such frustrating circumstances, this moving film also shares what inspires the refugees to keep a firm grasp on their hopes for a better tomorrow.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Dahna Abourahme
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Middle East, Foreign Documentaries, Arabic Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Salt of This Sea on DVD Salt of This Sea
Synopsis
Born in Brooklyn to Palestinian refugee parents, Soraya journeys to the country of her ancestry when she learns her grandfather's savings have been frozen in a Jaffa bank account since his 1948 exile. But her plan takes her for from her comfort zone.
Cast
Cast
Suheir Hammad, Saleh Bakri, Riyad Ideis
Director
Director
Annemarie Jacir
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Arabic Language, Middle East
Rent Occupied Minds on DVD Occupied Minds
Synopsis
Two journalists -- one a Palestinian-American and the other an Israeli -- travel to Jerusalem, the city of their birth, to dig up solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While capturing the protagonists' emotional and physical journeys, this thought-provoking documentary also shares perspectives from a Palestinian activist, an Israeli soldier, a Palestinian gunman and an Israeli surgeon who lost his eyesight in a suicide bombing.
Cast
Cast
Jamal Dajani, David Michaelis
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Historical Documentaries, Political Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Religion & Mythology Documentaries, Israel, Arabic Language, Hebrew Language, Foreign Documentaries, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Rachida on DVD Rachida
Synopsis
In this moving feature film, Rachida (Ibtissem Djouadi) is a confident young elementary school teacher living in the African nation of Algeria during the 1990s, a time of great turmoil and unrest in the country. Rachida's life is turned upside down when she finds herself at the center of an assassination attempt after she stands up to a terrorist group by refusing to plant explosives in her classroom and put countless lives in jeopardy.
Cast
Cast
Ibtissem Djouadi, Bahia Rachedi, Rachida Messaoui En, Hamid Remas, Zaki Boulenafed, Amel Choukh, Abdelkader Belmokadem, Azzedine Bougherra
Director
Director
Yamina Bachir
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Art House, France, French Language, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent About Baghdad on DVD About Baghdad
Synopsis
See what decades of oppressive rule, poverty and strife have done to the Iraqi city of Baghdad in this fascinating documentary that examines the region through the eyes of Sinan Antoon, an artist who was forced to leave by political and social forces and who now makes his homecoming. The film offers a glimpse of a city not quite in ruins but struggling to regain its footing and find its place and role in an ever-changing world.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Sinan Antoon, Adam Shapiro, Bassam Haddad
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Indie Documentaries, Political Documentaries, Middle East, Arabic Language, Foreign Documentaries, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Closed Doors on DVD The Closed Doors
Synopsis
The winner of several international awards, this moving drama explores how cultural restrictions in contemporary Egyptian society affect a sexually confused teenager. Mohamad (Ahmed Azmi) lives alone with his hardworking mother (Sawsan Badr). After he's suspended from school for spying on girls through a peephole, Mohamad tries to understand his taboo longings. He soon turns to a fanatical Islamic group -- a move that leads him down a dark path.
Cast
Cast
Mahmoud Hemida, Sawsan Badr, Ahmed Azmi, Manal Afifi, Ahmed Fouad Selim
Director
Director
Atef Hetata
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Arabic Language, Foreign Dramas, Middle East, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Laila's Birthday on DVD Laila's Birthday
Synopsis
Caught up in red tape while trying to work in Palestine, a judge resorts to driving a taxi to make a living. Rushing home on his daughter's birthday, he's confronted with numerous obstacles as he navigates passengers through the occupied territory.
Cast
Cast
Mohammed Bakri, Areen Omari, Nour Zoubi
Director
Director
Rashid Masharawi
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Middle East, Arabic Language
Rent A Summer in La Goulette on DVD A Summer in La Goulette
Synopsis
Set in 1967 Tunis, this tender comedy follows three teenage girls from different faiths who make a pact to lose their virginity, causing a rift between their fathers, who had been best friends. As the summer wears on, will the families find a way to tolerate one another's differences and forgive? This provocative look at sex, religion and tradition in tense and changing times stars Sonia Mankaï, Ava Cohen-Jonathan and Sarah Pariente.
Cast
Cast
Sonia Mankaï, Ava Cohen-Jonathan, Sarah Pariente, Mustapha Adouani, Guy Nataf, Ivo Salerno, Gamil Ratib, Michel Boujenah, Claudia Cardinale
Director
Director
Férid Boughedir
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Arabic Language, Africa, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Other on DVD The Other
Synopsis
Renowned Egyptian director Chahine hit a career high point with this stunning denunciation of globalization and terrorism. A favored son gets caught in the manipulative web of his conniving mother as she schemes to bilk the government out of a large amount of money. Although the son turns against his parents, he pays a heavy price that may be too much to bear.
Cast
Cast
Nabila Ebeid, Mahmoud Hemida, Hanan Tork, Hani Salama, Lebleba, Hassan Abdel Hamid, Ezzat Abou Aouf, Ahmed Fouad Selim, Amr Saad
Director
Director
Youssef Chahine
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Middle East, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent A Glass and a Cigarette on DVD A Glass and a Cigarette
Synopsis
Former Miss Egypt and international recording artist Dalida sings and stars in this steamy 1950s drama, following a conniving nurse's (Dalida) attempts to seduce a married doctor (Nabil Al alfi) and his jealous wife's subsequent downfall. Midriff-baring enchantress Samia Gamal -- who plays the physician's envy-consumed spouse -- makes a memorable splash by performing a classic Oriental belly dance. Kouka and Sirag Mounir co-star.
Cast
Cast
Nabil Al alfi, Dalida, Samia Gamal, Kouka, Sirag Mounir
Director
Director
Niazi Mostafa
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Middle East, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Struggle on the Nile on DVD Struggle on the Nile
Synopsis
Two men vie for the love of a beautiful gypsy stowaway aboard a Cairo-bound boat traveling up the Nile. Intense passion, mystery and intrigue abound in this sensual noir-ish drama starring a pre-Hollywood Omar Sharif. Directed by Atef Salem, this classic black-and-white film stands as a prime example of the golden age of Egyptian cinema, which flourished from the 1950s through the mid-'70s.
Cast
Cast
Omar Sharif, Rushdy Abaza, Hind Rostom, Ahmed El Haddad
Director
Director
Atef Salem
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Arabic Language, Foreign Romance, Middle East, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Emigrant on DVD The Emigrant
Synopsis
This adventure retells the biblical story of Joseph. Tired of his superstitious family and his bullying brothers, Ram travels to Egypt to study agriculture. His brothers accompany him across the Sinai Desert, but then abruptly "sell" him to an Egyptian who works for a local military leader. It isn't long before Ram finds he's a political pawn caught between the soldier and his sensuous wife -- a priestess of the Cult of Amun.
Cast
Cast
Yousra, Mahmoud Hemida, Michel Piccoli, Safia el-Emari, Hanan al-Torki, Ahmed Bedir
Director
Director
Youssef Chahine
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, French Language, Arabic Language, Middle East, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Faith & Spirituality
Rent Abouna on DVD Abouna
Synopsis
Against all odds, two boys struggle to survive in an impoverished village in Chad in Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's drama. After their father abandons them, Tahir (Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa) and Armine (Hamza Moctar Aguid) set out to find him, but their adventures land them in trouble. Their frazzled mother (Zara Haroun) sends them to a strict school where they're mistreated. The boys plot to escape, but Armine loses control before they make their getaway.
Cast
Cast
Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa, Hamza Moctar Aguid, Zara Haroun
Director
Director
Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Arabic Language, Africa, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Horses of God on DVD Horses of God
Synopsis
Yachine and Hamid, young boys growing up in a brutally harsh slum in Morocco, are separated when Hamid is jailed for petty crimes. When he is released, Hamid, now a fundamentalist Muslim, persuades Yachine to join him in a horrific terrorist attack.
Cast
Cast
Abdelhakim Rachid, Abdelilah Rachid, Hamza Souidek, Ahmed El Idrissi Amrani
Director
Director
Nabil Ayouch
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Arabic Language
Rent Adrift on the Nile on DVD Adrift on the Nile
Synopsis
Director Hussein Kamal's celebrated film brings Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz's searing novel on-screen, offering an honest portrayal of the lost and unmoored world of the Egyptian upper class in the early 1960s. A jaded newspaper reporter unmasks this disaffection and estrangement from politics and reality when she's invited to observe a group of friends indulging in a night of excess aboard a yacht.
Cast
Cast
Magda Al Khattib, Ahmed Ramzy, Adel Adham, Mervat Amin
Director
Director
Hussein Kamal
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Arabic Language, Foreign Dramas, Middle East, Political Dramas, Foreign Classics, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Wanderers of the Desert on DVD Wanderers of the Desert
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After being sent to a village in the middle of the desert, a young teacher learns that all of the village's men have left. When images of wanderers begin appearing to him, the teacher must determine whether he's seeing reality or just dreaming. Full of beautiful colors and landscapes, this film from writer-director Nacer Khemir uses unexplainable events to highlight the themes of legends and traditions.
Cast
Cast
Nacer Khemir, Soufiane Makni, Noureddine Kasbaoui, Sonia Ichti, Hedi Daou, Hassen Khalsi, Abdelazim Abdelhack
Director
Director
Nacer Khemir
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Africa, Arabic Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Zaman: The Man from the Reeds on DVD Zaman: The Man from the Reeds
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As President Bush awaits Congress's approval to invade Iraq, an elderly Iraqi man, Zaman (Sami Kaftan), leaves his peaceful rural home and heads for bustling Baghdad to buy medicine after his wife becomes ill. News of the impending war swirls about as Zaman hits one roadblock after another trying to get the medicine, but he never loses sight of his important mission. Amer Alwan's poignant story was filmed entirely in Iraq.
Cast
Cast
Sami Kaftan, Shada Salim, Saadiya Al-Zaydi, Hussein Imad, Nizar Al-Samarayi, Rasim Al-Joumayli, Moushin Al-Ali, Fathima Salah, Talal Hadi
Director
Director
Amer Alwan
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Middle East, Arabic Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Nightingale's Prayer on DVD The Nightingale's Prayer
Synopsis
Taha Hussein's novel comes to the silver screen with Arab actress Faten Hamama as the leading lady. The beautiful Egyptian landscape provides the backdrop to this story involving Amna (Hamama), who desperately seeks to avenge the humiliation and dishonor brought to her family by an offhand engineer (Ahmed Mazhar). But with her bravery interpreted as mere rebellion, will she ever be successful in her quest?
Cast
Cast
Faten Hamama, Ahmed Mazhar, Amina Rizk
Director
Director
Henry Barakat
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Middle East, Arabic Language, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Afrita Hanem: The Genie Lady on DVD Afrita Hanem: The Genie Lady
Synopsis
The fortunes of down-on-his-luck crooner Asfour (Farid Al Atrache) change overnight when he discovers a mysterious lamp housing a charming genie (Samia Gamal) in this sweet comedy. She can make anything he wishes come true, so he asks for help in luring his distracted girlfriend from the charms of a rich competitor. But Asfour soon learns he should be careful what to wish for, as he soon realizes his heart may lie elsewhere.
Cast
Cast
Samia Gamal, Farid Al Atrache, Lola Sedki
Director
Director
Henry Barakat
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Classic Comedies, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Arabic Language, Middle East, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Mother of the Bride on DVD Mother of the Bride
Synopsis
Already overwhelmed by the demands of their seven unruly children, Zeinab and Hussein (played by Egyptian film legends Tahiya Karioka and Emad Hamdi) face a new challenge when their oldest daughter gets engaged. As the groom's family makes increasingly extravagant requests, the bride's harried parents -- determined to fund a wedding that will make their daughter proud -- find themselves considering some rather wacky moneymaking schemes.
Cast
Cast
Tahiya Karioka, Emad Hamdi, Samira Ahmed, Hassan Youssef, Youssef Shaaban, Madiha Salem, Soliman El-Guindi
Director
Director
Atef Salem
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Arabic Language, Foreign Comedies, Middle East, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Bride Market of Imilchil on DVD The Bride Market of Imilchil
Synopsis
Directed by Steffen and Christian Pierce, this documentary chronicles the annual September tradition -- which attracts an increasing number of tourists each year -- in which men and women of Morocco's remote Imilchil villages meet at the local main shrine to choose mates and marry. From the participants' colorful clothing to the differences between Arab and Western societies, the film captures the highlights of this fascinating yearly event.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Christian Pierce, Steffen Pierce
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages
Rent Making Of on DVD Making Of
Synopsis
When the U.S. invades Iraq in 2003, a break-dancer's (Lotfi Ebdelli, with a Best Actor win at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival) dreams of leaving Tunisia for a more glamorous life in Europe come to a grinding halt, leaving him vulnerable to the advances of a fundamentalist group in search of a suicide bomber. Writer-director Nouri Bouzid helms this Tribeca winner for Best Screenplay, an inventive film that's part drama and part fictional "documentary."
Cast
Cast
Lotfi Ebdelli, Lotfi Dziri, Afef Ben Mahmoud, Fatma Ben Saidane, Foued Litayem, Helmi Dridi
Director
Director
Nouri Bouzid
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Middle East, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Everything Is Fine on DVD Everything Is Fine
Synopsis
An everyday shop clerk (Naguib Al Rihani) trades places with a prince from a foreign land who wants to know if his seemingly loyal aides respect him -- or simply fear him. This entertaining Egyptian version of <i>The Prince and the Pauper</i> plays up the comedy, with a wild set of improbable coincidences that brings the simple clerk into contact with the intoxicating world of power and royalty.
Cast
Cast
Naguib Al Rihani
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Arabic Language, Foreign Comedies, Middle East, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story on DVD Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story
Synopsis
When her husband (Hassan Saeed) asks her to tone down the subversive political rhetoric on her program, Egyptian talk show host Hebba (Mona Zaki) draws even more heat by beginning a series that explores the experience of women in contemporary Egypt. As three women speak out about the mistreatment they've suffered in a deeply patriarchal society, Hoda must contend with her own disintegrating marriage. Yousry Nasrallah directs this drama.
Cast
Cast
Mona Zaki, Mahmoud Hemeida, Hassan El Raddad, Nahed El Sebaï, Sawsan Badr
Director
Director
Yousry Nasrallah
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Arabic Language, Africa
Rent Days and Nights on DVD Days and Nights
Synopsis
Singing sensation Abdel Halim Hafez stars as a love-struck suitor who falls hard for the beautiful Iman but finds his pursuit sidelined in this classic Egyptian musical romance. The courtship hits a snag when the swain steps in to take the blame for an accident caused by his brother and alienates Iman in the process. Highlights of the film include a romantic serenade from Hafez, who's been dubbed "the Brown Nightingale."
Cast
Cast
Ahmed Ramzy, Abdel Halim Hafez, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Soheir El-Barouni
Director
Director
Henry Barakat
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Musicals, Arabic Language, Foreign Romance, Middle East, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Frontiers of Dreams/Children of Shatila on DVD Frontiers of Dreams/Children of Shatila
Synopsis
From award-winning filmmaker Mai Masri, Frontiers of Dreams and Fears chronicles the friendship of two Palestinian girls, one who lives in a Beirut refugee camp and the other in Bethlehem's Israeli-run camp. Masri's Children of Shatila tells the story of two children living in Lebanon's Shatila refugee camp. Told from the viewpoint of Palestine children, the documentaries capture both the stark realities and the hopeful spirit within the camps.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Mai Masri
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Children & Family, Arabic Language, Foreign Documentaries, Middle East, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Fabulous Samia Gamal on DVD The Fabulous Samia Gamal
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Belly dancer Samia Gamal, born in a small Egyptian town in 1924, was touted as the "National Dancer of Egypt" by King Farouk in 1949. As a solo dancer -- one of the genre's most celebrated -- she gracefully fused methods from ballet and Latin styles, creating beautiful moves that she still executes today. This collection features some of her most treasured performances.
Cast
Cast
Samia Gamal
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Biographical Documentaries, Spain, Arabic Language, Foreign Documentaries, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Bab El-Oued City on DVD Bab El-Oued City
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Sick of the blaring noise, a young baker (Hassan Abidou) working the night shift in Algiers' run-down Bab El-Oued district destroys a loudspeaker broadcasting Islamic fundamentalist propaganda, and his act of defiance unleashes a storm. The oppressors promptly tighten their stranglehold on the neighborhood as they search for the culprit. This intense film provocatively explores the dangers inherent in all forms of intolerance and fundamentalism.
Cast
Cast
Nadia Kaci, Michel Such, Mohamed Ourdache, Hassan Abidou, Messaoud Hattau, Djamila, Simone Vignote
Director
Director
Merzak Allouache
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Arabic Language, Foreign Dramas, France, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent All Roads Film Festival on DVD All Roads Film Festival
Synopsis
Showcased at National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival, these award-winning feature-length and short films directed by indigenous and minority filmmakers come from countries around the globe. Featuring powerful stories, fascinating views into a variety of cultures and distinctive cinematography, this creative and unique collection celebrates the diverse voices and perspectives of people and communities around the world.
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Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Africa, Mexico, Southeast Asia, Israel, India, Spanish Language, Vietnamese Language, Hebrew Language, Arabic Language, Tamil Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent A Citizen, A Detective & A Thief on DVD A Citizen, A Detective & A Thief
Synopsis
When writer Selim (Khaled Abol Naga) reports his car missing, he soon finds his life bound up with an unlikely lot of characters in this cinematic commentary on class, censorship and police inefficiency. At the station, Selim bumps into Detective Fathy, a family friend who insists on hiring a maid for him. It's not long before Selim is caught up in the doings of his beautiful new employee, her criminal husband and his bumbling detective friend.
Cast
Cast
Khaled Abol Naga, Salah Abdallah, Shabaan Abdel Rehim, Hend Sabri, Rola Mahmoud
Director
Director
Daoud Abdel Sayed
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Musicals, Middle East, Foreign Comedies, Arabic Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Tornado on DVD The Tornado
Synopsis
This meditative examination of the Lebanese civil war follows a young man who returns home to Beirut from studying art in the Soviet Union and, despite his initial revulsion, becomes embroiled in the conflict. Director Samir Habchi received the cooperation of the Lebanese government to shoot on location in 1992, but the often surreal film, with its powerful condemnation of the folly of war, was later banned in several Arab countries.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Samir Habchi
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Middle East, Arabic Language, Foreign Documentaries, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Rahil's Secret on DVD Rahil's Secret
Synopsis
Twelve-year-old Iraqi refugee Rahil is caught between cultures when her Italian adoptive father's business dealings become violent. Fleeing Rome, Rahil tries to find her way home to Iraq, but can she overcome the suspicion she encounters? What secret does she carry that causes even her fellow countrymen to rebuff her pleas for help? This provocative drama stars Lorenza Indovina, Jamil Hammoudi, Giorgio Faletti and Elisabetta Rochetti.
Cast
Cast
Lorenza Indovina, Jamil Hammoudi, Giorgio Faletti , Serra Yilmaz, Eva Robins, Elisabetta Rochetti, Ons Ben Raies
Director
Director
Cinzia Bomoll
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Italy, Italian Language, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent A Perfect Day on DVD A Perfect Day
Synopsis
Fifteen years after her husband left to serve in the Lebanese Civil War, Claudia (Julia Kassar) debates with her narcoleptic son, Malek (Ziad Saad), about whether it's time to have the patriarch declared legally dead. Meanwhile, Malek aims to reunite with his ex-girlfriend, Zeina (Alexandra Kahwagi). Postwar Beirut provides the lyrically haunting setting for this stirring drama, winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at Switzerland's Locarno Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Ziad Saad, Julia Kassar, Alexandra Kahwagi
Director
Director
Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Middle East, Arabic Language, Foreign Regions
Rent A Step into the Darkness on DVD A Step into the Darkness
Synopsis
After most of her family dies in a disastrous raid by American soldiers, the young and naïve Cennet (Suzan Genç) sets out to find her older brother, Azim (Özgür Kartal), in this harrowing tale set in war-torn Iraq following the U.S. invasion. After learning that Azim has been badly injured and taken to Turkey, Cennet joins up with a pair of smugglers to try to cross the border, but her quest proves dangerous and anything but simple.
Cast
Cast
Suzan Genç, Selen Ucer, Selim Bayraktar, Rana Cabbar, Serdal Genç, Serkan Genç, Özgür Kartal, Kadir Kirici, Nalan Kuruçim, Haktan Pak
Director
Director
Atil Inaç
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Eastern Europe, Foreign Action & Adventure, Arabic Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent We Loved Each Other So Much on DVD We Loved Each Other So Much
Synopsis
Coined "Our Ambassador to the Stars," acclaimed vocalist Hoda Nouhad Haddad, known simply as Fairuz to her fans, became a figurehead of unity and harmony for her countrymen during Lebanon's bitter 15-year-long civil war. Drawing upon insight from a collection of diverse Beirut inhabitants, documentarian Jack Janssen explores the history of Lebanon before and after the war and examines the impact Fairuz's music had during the devastating conflict.
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Cast
Fairuz
Director
Director
Jack Janssen
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Arabic Language
Rent Fatma on DVD Fatma
Synopsis
A nurse (Umm Kulthum) from the wrong side of the tracks discovers that love isn't blind to economic and social stature in this drama directed by Ahmed Badrakhan and featuring music by Mohamed Al Asabgui and Riad Al Sunbati. In spite of her misgivings, she allows herself to fall in love with one of the richest men in town. When he leaves her pregnant with their baby, she must battle his wealth and influence to clear her name.
Cast
Cast
Umm Kulthum
Director
Director
Ahmed Badrakhan
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Arabic Language, Foreign Romance, Spain, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Lebanese Forces on DVD The Lebanese Forces
Synopsis
Delve into the history of Lebanese politics with this documentary, which explores the rise of the Lebanese Forces, a Christian militia founded by Bashir Gemayel that opposed Syrian and Palestinian forces and later developed into a political party. Elected president of Lebanon in 1982, Bashir Gemayel was soon assassinated in an explosion, along with 25 others, nine days before he was to take office.
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Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Middle East, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Great African Films: The Desert Ark on DVD Great African Films: The Desert Ark
Synopsis
Mohamed Chouikh directs this compelling <i>Romeo and Juliet</i>-esque drama about young lovers, Amin and Myriam, whose families are on opposing sides in a deadly conflict in Algeria. With fresh hostility now directed at them because of their love, the two flee to a secret refuge desert in the desert, where they hope the cycle of violence and retribution will pass them by. Hacen Abdou and Messaouda Adami star.
Cast
Cast
Hacen Abdou, Messaouda Adami, Shyraz Aliane, Smain Allaoi, Myriam Aouffen, Athmane, Abdelkader Belmokadem, Abdelkrime Bencheikh, Ali Bensaïb, Abdelwahabe Boudoya
Director
Director
Mohamed Chouikh
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Africa, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Syrian Social National Party on DVD Syrian Social National Party
Synopsis
This documentary profiles the Syrian Social National Party, which seeks to unify the people of greater Syria into a Greater Syrian national state. Established in Beirut in the 1930s, it has grown to include members in Syria, Jordan and Palestine. After a brief period of division in the 1980s, the SSNP reunited and gained strength over the following decade, slowly picking up deputies in the Lebanese Parliament.
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Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Middle East, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Ahlaam on DVD Ahlaam
Synopsis
The disparate lives of shell-shocked soldier Ali (Bashiral-Majid), medical student Mehdi (Mohammed Hashim) and bride Ahlaam (Aseel Adel) -- whose fianc&#233; was kidnapped by Saddam Hussein's forces on their wedding day -- converge in a psychiatric hospital. But when the hospital is destroyed by American bombs, Ali volunteers to try to round up some of the escaped patients. The cast and crew faced a harrowing experience filming in war-torn Bagdad.
Cast
Cast
Aseel Adel, Bashiral-Majid, Mohammed Hashim
Director
Director
Mohamed Al-Daradji
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Middle East, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
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