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3 out of 10 Caramel
Verona from Offaly, 04 Oct 2010
I didn't realise this was a subtitled film. At first I thought it was going to be boring, but as the film went on, it became a really nice story. A sort of sex in the city type film. It's about 4 women set in the background of a beauty salon. It's a sad yet funny story. The story of age, madness, young and old love. As well as the forbidden fruit. It's a story about life. It moves gently along from character to character. Probably more suitable for a Friday night wind down than a ladies
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3.5 out of 10 Enjoyable
Ciaran from Dublin, 25 Jan 2009
A slow moving yet enjoyable look into the lives of some women who's life revolves around each other and a beauty salon in the Lebanon. This is not a war-torn Lebanon either and the writer/director clearly has a lot of affection for the place and it is painted very positively. Shorter than what it could be, some characters are under developed but the overall feeling you are left with is positive and I'd recommend this to anyone looking for something a little different.
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5 out of 10 It will make you smile!
ROISIN from Cork, 08 Nov 2011
Missed this film at last years film festival in Cork so was really pleased to see it on screenclick site. For all you "kino"(arthouse) fans it was a similiar experience. A real film not a Hollywood blockbuster.Thought provoking, subtle, moving, in parts poignant portrayal of women. Thoroughly enjoyable.Funny incidents abound. Watched it with hubby-he had no complaints!
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2.5 out of 10 Not up to the hype
laura from Dublin, 12 Nov 2008
An interesting little movie centred around a group of women linked to a beauty salon in Lebanon.Some of the characters are amazing like the seamstress and the relative/old lady she cares for and her relationship with a man whose trousers she alters is sensitively and movingly portrayed. Definitely one for the girls, but slow moving and not everyone's cup of tea.
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2 out of 10 Wonderful
Emma from Dublin, 31 Jan 2010
I loved this film. Funny and poignant, with a perfect mix of characters at different stages of life and with different situations. All are firmly rooted in their Lebanese cultural background, which both sustains and oppresses them. Auntie Rose's story is particularly moving. I recommend to anyone looking for an emotional and intelligent night's viewing.
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What's it about....
In Beirut, five women meet regularly in a beauty salon, a colourful and sensual microcosm of the city where several generations come into contact, talk and confide in each other. Layale loves Rabih, but Rabih is married. Nisrine is Muslim and her forthcoming marriage poses a problem: she is no longer a virgin. Rima is tormented by her attraction to women and especially to this lovely client with long hair. Jamale is refusing to grow old. Rose has sacrificed her life to...

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