Sukkar banāt

سكر بنات = Caramel - Sukkar banāt


DVD - 2008 | Arabic
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A Beirut beauty salon becomes a treasured meeting place for several generations of women from various walks of life to talk, seek advice and confide in one another.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
DVD,4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby Digital 2.0
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1
Additional Contributors (Original Script): لبكي, نادين
حجيلي, جهاد
حداد, رودني
مصري, ياسمين
مكرزل, جوانا
مصري, ياسمين
كرم, عادل
حداد, سهام
سمعان, عزيزة
صفا, فاطمة
Alternative Title: Caramel


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Aug 16, 2018

Enjoyed seeing Nadine Labaki again. As director, she's very good at portraying women of a time & place fully; as actress, she's funny & sexy and shows how her character can grow & change.

Jun 14, 2016

I was so delighted with the artistic beauty, the cast, the story, the tenderness, the absolute breathtakingness of this film!! So happy it found me in the library we have here!!

May 27, 2016

good movie - there was a story --

Feb 27, 2016

I liked this Lebanese chick flick. The love stories of these women were realistic and they wove together well. The only thing I didn't like was the older lady's failure in finding love. This is the third Lebanese film I've seen in the last year and I am impressed with the stories and the scenery.

Jan 21, 2016

I happened to see this in the theater when it came out a few years ago, & I was just completely intoxicated with the beauty & tenderness of it...the only frame of reference I had at that time was 'Henry & June', where you just feel completely transported to a fantastically sensuous world. What I missed then & struck home especially hard now was the dedication at the end, 'to my Beirut'...a facet of the city that's deeply peaceful, innocent, concerned only with the struggle to live & love well. Wonderful film. CR

Dec 20, 2014

The individual stories of several women who work at a local beauty salon, as well as those of their customers, makes for a very enjoyable film. Covering such topics as infidelity, fading youth and latent lesbianism this little movie goes from hilarious comedy to poignant drama in a heartbeat.

Jul 28, 2014

A nice chick flick.

Sep 22, 2013

Directed by Nadine Labaki, who also starred in the film with heavy makeup and looking glamorous, this film is about women in modern-day Beirut trying to find love. Shot most in and around a beauty salon, it gives us a taste of what life is like in an, at least for me, unfamiliar part of the world. The film is also beautiful to look at too, although the video quality of this disc is only so-so. Recommended for fans of international cinema. Subtitles.

May 06, 2012

This is the second time I've seen "Caramel" and I enjoyed it. Gorgeously filmed in beautiful Bierut, the story explores many of the fears that women entertain. On second viewing I enjoyed many of the subtleties that I'd missed the first time.

Jan 16, 2012

bittersweet film. i would've loved some of the issues to be developed more with the characters...but enjoyed none the less..think of this as the lebanese version of love actually but without all the fake hollywood movie endings. A raw and real film.

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