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Falafel (2007)

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Described by more than one source as a Lebanese equivalent of After Hours, director Michael Kammoun's comedy-of-errors Falafel indeed recalls Scorsese's 1985 feature as it weaves the tale of Middle Eastern Toufic, a young man on his way to a party to meet a girl, Yasmin (Rached) - until a most unexpected accident in a parking lot. Toufic is struck by an obnoxious hit-and-run driver in a BMW, which makes him boil over with rage and sends him out searching for his nemesis and planning an ugly revenge. While - in a distant location - Toufic friends contemplate his whereabouts and take off in hot pursuit of him, Toufic embarks on a wild journey through noctural Beirut, where he encounters every sort of crisis and calamity imaginable.

Cast

Elie Mitri
as Toufic
Rafic Ali Ahmad
as Le prisonnier
Roger Assaf
as Le policier
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Critic Reviews for Falafel

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

An easy intro to new Lebanese cinema... chronicling the country's post-civil war emptiness with a light touch as it zaps between playful clowning and edge-of-violence darkness.

Full Review… | July 9, 2014
Variety
Top Critic

What could have been a diverting but ultimately throwaway movie experience becomes something you just can't shake.

Full Review… | July 9, 2014
Flick Filosopher

It's funny and energetic, dispensing insights without preaching them.

July 9, 2014
Screen International

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