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The Syrian Bride is a israelien film of genre Drama directed by Eran Riklis released in USA on 2 december 2004 with Hiam Abbass

The Syrian Bride (2004)

הכלה הסורית

The Syrian Bride
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Released in USA 2 december 2004
Length 1h37
Directed by
OriginIsrael
Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama
Rating74% 3.7434953.7434953.7434953.7434953.743495

The Syrian Bride (הכלה הסורית) is a 2004 film directed by Eran Riklis. The story deals with a Druze wedding and the troubles the politically unresolved situation creates for the personal lives of the people in and from the village. The movie's plot looks at the Arab-Israeli conflict through the story of a family divided by political borders, and explores how their lives are fractured by the region's harsh political realities.

The film has garnered critical acclaim and has won or been nominated internationally for several notable awards.

Synopsis

Set in the summer of 2000, Mona (Clara Khoury), a young Druze woman living at Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights, is about to marry a successful Syrian actor. Following the hostilities between Israel and Syria there is now the demilitarised UNDOF zone between occupied Golan and Syria observed by United Nations staff. Crossing of the zone is extremely rare as it is only granted by both sides under special circumstances. It has taken 6 months to obtain permission from the Israeli administration for Mona to leave the Golan. When Mona crosses she will not be able to return to her family on the Golan even to visit. Mona is a bit hesitant also because she doesn't know her husband-to-be.

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