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The Syrian Bride (2004)
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The Syrian Bride (2004)
Original name: הכלה הסורית
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel, a television comedian that works in the Revolution Studios in Damascus, Syria. They have never met each other because of the occupation of the area by Israel since 1967; when Mona moves to Syria, she will lose her undefined nationality and will never be allowed to return home. Mona's father Hammed is a political activist pro-Syria that is on probation by the Israeli government. His older son Hatten married a Russian woman eight years ago and was banished from Majdal Shams by the religious leaders and his father. His brother Marwan is a wolf trader that lives in Italy. His sister Amal has two teenager daughters and has the intention to join the university, but her marriage with Amin is in crisis. When the family gathers for Mona's wedding, an insane bureaucracy jeopardizes the ceremony.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, thought provoking, uplifting, clever, gloomy, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: wedding, ethnic, politics, occupation, arranged marriage, love and romance, human spirit, culture clash, military, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, society, leaving home, family tradition, reconciliation, conservative, family feud, mistrust, nothing goes right, rules and policies, nationalism, un, village, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, syria

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
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Jumping the Broom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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28%
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 6.3
 162
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 6.0
 288
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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25%
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 6.7
 588
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 3K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%