|Score:||6.67 / 10|
|Released:||May 25, 2012|
|Producer:||Romain Le Grand|
|Cast:||Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Layla Hakim, Nadine Labaki, Antoinette Noufaily, Yvonne Maalouf|
As the specter of sectarian conflict looms over a village in the Lebanese countryside, women of both Christian and Muslim faithsAmale (Labaki), Takla (Claude Baz Moussawbaa), Afaf (Layla Hakim), Yvonne (Yvonne Maalouf) and Saydeh (Antoinette Noufaily)are determined to protect their families from further violence and grief.
To distract the men from succumbing to antagonism, they hatch schemes with zeal, beguiling the men with a cast of Ukrainian casino showgirls and serving hash cookies at a dance party. From one plot to the next, these women defy conventions and taboosuntil a young man's accidental death from crossfire outside their village calls for a more radical and decisive tactic.
In Arabic and Russian.