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Barakah Meets Barakah (2016)

Barakah yoqabil Barakah (original title)
A guy from the middle class, meets a girl from A wealthy family, and they start a romance in a country that frowns upon it.

Director:

Mahmoud Sabbagh

Writer:

Mahmoud Sabbagh (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hisham Fageeh ... Barakah
Fatima AlBanawi ... Barakah / Bibi
Sami Hifny Sami Hifny ... Da'ash
Khairia Nazmi Khairia Nazmi ... Daya Sa'adiya
Abdulmajeed Al-Ruhaidi Abdulmajeed Al-Ruhaidi ... Maqbool
Turki Shaikh Turki Shaikh ... Turki / Agent (as Turki Sheikk)
Marian Bilal Marian Bilal ... Sara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reem AlHabib Reem AlHabib ... Madame Mayyada (as reem Habib)
Khaled Yeslam Khaled Yeslam ... The agent
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Storyline

The story of two characters named Barakah. He is Barakah the municipal civil servant from Jeddah whose origins are humble to say the least; an amateur actor in a theatre company rehearsing a Productionion of Hamlet. She is Barakah a wild beauty, the adopted daughter of a rich couple. Written by Carthage Film Festival

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Official submission of Saudi Arabia for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

Soundtracks

Oak
Performed by Reef Loretto & Kaitlynn Eyvazzadeh
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Must-see this culturally relevant film.
19 May 2019 | by berrygate7See all my reviews

Barakah yoqabil Barakah (Blessing meets Blessing) is an utterly delightful, 70-80% accurate, indie romp through the pitfalls of modern day Saudi youths ' romantic lives. I highly recommend it as a lighthearted, uplifting comedy with a touch of poignency.As an experienced American English teacher, who has taught females in KSA, in 4 different cities, as well as tutored young Saudi males at An American University for a couple of years, combined with being old enough myself to remember seeing the historical television clips of a different time in Arabic cultural history, I feel confident that I am making an accurate assessment relative to KSA juxtaposed with other cultures, in the Middle East & all over the world. Although a touch cartoonish at times, a really entertaining enjoyable RomCom with a true butterflies eye view. Ten stars.


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Country:

Saudi Arabia

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

8 September 2016 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Barakah Meets Barakah See more »

Filming Locations:

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Company Credits

Production Co:

El Housh Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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