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Julie-Anne Roth in The Syrian Bride

The Syrian Bride

2004 NR

From Israeli director Eran Riklis comes this provocative import that sheds light on Middle East frictions through the prism of a wedding between Druze bride-to-be Mona (Clara Khoury) and her cousin (Dirar Suleiman), a Syrian actor who's a stranger to her. But what ought to be a happy event is instead cloaked in sorrow: Once Mona -- a Golan Heights resident -- crosses into Syria with her spouse, it's unlikely that she'll ever see her family again.