Great-great movie. Even though it is not a comedy, the situation is funny - not because of the occupation by the Israeli secular government - but because of the situation of the main character (Mohammed Bakri) on the day of Laila's birthday.
i like this book because my name is laila too :)
too long and drawn out to get into the story. Quit half way through
This movie reminded me of Monty Python or Terry Gilliam's Brazil (though this movie is not nearly as superb as Brazil)-- the movie highlights the absurdity and randomness of Abu Laila's life. He's a judge, so he believes in rules, law and order, but everyone around him just does as they please. He can't even get work as a judge; he has to drive his brother-in-law's taxi to make a living while bureaucrats stall his appointment as a judge. He endures one insult after another until he finally loses it -- but the only person who listens to his tirade is the man who just got out of an Israeli prison. A woman jumps on a line because it's there and she doesn't want to miss an opportunity. An auto mechanic uses Abu Laila's car (without asking first) to transport the victim of a bombing to the hospital. Nothing is "normal" about the reality Abu Laila lives in. Look carefully when you watch this movie so you don't miss the symbols, or how the characters pop up in unexpected places, or the expressions on people's faces. The movie is in Arabic, but the subtitles are accurate and smooth.
Another humiliating day in the life of a Palestinian under the Israeli occupation. Not as sharp as SALT OF THIS SEA.
Fantastic documentary that talks about the struggles of an average person to stay and maintain his sanity in a world of chaos, struggle, war, and madness.
There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.
There are no summaries for this title yet.
There are no notices for this title yet.
There are no quotes for this title yet.