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Ali's Wedding (2017)




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After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart. Based on real events, Ali's Wedding is an irreverent, warm-hearted comedy, and an affectionate and vivid portrait of Islamic life in Australia.


Don Hany
as Mahdi
Asal Shenavehzadeh
as Ramona Albasri
Rodney Afif
as Haj Karim
Ghazi Alkinani
as Abu Faisal
Majid Shokor
as Sayyed Ghaffar
Ryan Corr
as Wazza
Geneviève Picot
as Magistrate Cummings
Shahin Shafaei
as Entezami Officer
Rohan Nichol
as Marcos Diaz
Lliam Murphy
as Michael
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Critic Reviews for Ali's Wedding

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (1)

Walker's debut mines rapid-fire laughs and bountiful heart from a story of romantic misadventure set in train by a young man desperate to live up to his father's expectations.

June 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Much of the film's success is down to [Osamah] Sami's winning performance. He's completely charming as a more nerdy version of himself and he gets good comic support.

February 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Ali's Wedding works because it doesn't feel the need to compare cultures or focus on the differences. Instead, it chooses to look at how similar we all are, when we're all a bit of a dopey, smitten kitten.

February 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

That it all unfolds so naturally has much to do with the presence as co-writer of screenwriting veteran Andrew Knight, whose credits range from TV's Seachange to Mel Gibson's recent war film Hacksaw Ridge.

December 27, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It explores the blend of Middle Eastern and Australian culture within this country but also tells an amusing, family-driven tale that most will appreciate and celebrate, regardless of their background.

October 23, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Ali's Wedding by contrast gets its big laughs from authentic insights into the complexity and contradictions inherent in Islamic communities, with a wisdom about human nature that hits a universal sweet spot.

September 26, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ali's Wedding

'Ali's Wedding' is the most unique and heartfelt Australian film, I've seen all year. A domestic centered story about an Australian Muslim living such a comfortable urban lifestyle he himself is even thinking about revoking what his family or even his own customs may actually expect of him to a point the film's plotting takes so many drastic twists and turns you can't help but admire this film for what it really is, 'a personal life story'. This also touches upon how the Urban Australian Muslims should be presented, when their lives are no different to us local folk, but their traditions and cultural customs are fascinating. The real heart of the story however is Osamah Sami's main character whose such a relatable underdog he's created something great alongside director Jeffery Walker, an incredible Australian story, with enough wit and humour to combat it's cultural subject matter accustomed to the majority of the characters and premise. All in all, we have a charming heartfelt and hilarious film that's more than likely to be one of the most talked about local films of the year, highly recommended for all to see.

Luke Eberhardt
Luke Eberhardt

Super Reviewer

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