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Hesham Issawi in AmericanEast


2007 R

Mustafa (Sayed Badreya), a widowed Egyptian immigrant who runs a popular Los Angeles café while trying to find an acceptable suitor for his unmarried sister, must rethink his traditional values when he has the chance to open a restaurant with a Jewish partner (Tony Shalhoub). His belief system is further shaken when his sister reveals that she's fallen in love with a handsome American doctor who is not a Muslim.