The Syrian Bride (2005)
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Critic Reviews for The Syrian Bride
Political dramas and soap operas don't have much in common, which makes this hybrid as surprising as it is entertaining.
An engrossing absurdist comedy.
This Israeli film gives us an honest look at situations we never see in the news. It may have too many flaws to be a good film, but for its content, it is a winner.
It is written, directed and acted with real compassion and sympathy for the humanity of its characters, no matter who they are or on what side of these multiple issues they turn out to be.
All politics is personal, but rarely has that credo been illustrated so winningly as with Eran Riklis' delicate comedy about the maddening intersection of families, cultures and borders.
Audience Reviews for The Syrian Bride
(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Interesting throughout.
Heartbreaking but well told story of a wedding across political lines. I don't think anyone will forget the very poignant depcition of a bride stranded at a border crossing unable to be a participant in her happy day.
Not much of a political statement and not much of a drama either. I did not connect to the main characters and after a while all I wanted to do was fast forward to the end. Solid performances by the whole cast did not save the film from mediocracy.
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