Caramel


Caramel
This chick-flick is set in a hair salon in Lebanon. We follow the lives and loves of five very different woman, as they try to find happiness with what they are attracted to. This varies from an affair with a married man, to pleasing a new husband, to a taboo lesbian relationship, and a career in acting. In Arabic and French with English subtitles.

95 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Comedy, Drama, Female interest, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Elmasri, Joanna Moukarzel, Giséle Aouad, Adel Karam, Sihame Haddad, Aziza Semaan
Director
Nadine Labaki
ScreenplayRodney El Haddad, Jihad Hojeily, Nadine Labaki
MusicKhaled Mouzannar
CinematographyYves Sehnaoui
EditingLaure Gardette
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced byLes Films des Tournelles, Bac Films, CNC, Les Films de Beyrouth, Roissy Films, Sunnyland, arte France Cinéma

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageMild, infrequent
NudityNone
SexMild sexual innuendo and references
ViolenceOne mildly implied scene
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer
15
Die Burger
Sonette Lombard
15
The Citizen
Leon van Nierop
16
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconTo call Caramel a Lebanese chick flick may not sound terribly flattering but the film's blend of breezy humour, bittersweet feeling and soft feminism is definitely reminiscent of better-known Hollywood counterparts despite the Middle Eastern setting.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconCaramel could easily be dubbed a Lebanese version of Salon. The movie, the directorial debut of writer/director/actress Nadine Labaki, follows the lives and loves of five women whose paths criss-cross in Beirut. As is often the case with ensemble efforts like this one, some of the stories are more interesting than others and this has the unwelcome side-effect of making proceedings stumble whenever one of the less compelling women takes center stage. Unlike some foreign films, Caramel is easily accessible for viewers of all nations and cultures.
13
Metacritic.com
26 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
67 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconCaramel is both an astute cultural study, and a charming comedic drama from a talented newcomer.
18

What the People say

Internet
1539 Netizens quote iconSex in the City with brains, realism, and without affectation.
15

Average .. 72%

14

Trailer






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