Laila's Birthday (2008)

"At eight o'clock, it's Laila's birthday, okay?" Palestinian judge turned cab driver Abu Laila's wife reminds her husband. But on his young daughter's birthday, like any day, Abu faces a nerve-wracking shift in a Ramallah yellow cab armed only with an ex-jurist's misplaced pride, a father's loyalty, and a sticker reminding passengers that smoking and carrying AK-47s are prohibited. Rather than address politics or document holy war heroics and villainy, Laila's Birthday focuses on the toll that the unending Palestinian-Israeli conflict extracts from civilians clinging to both employment and a semblance of normal life amidst chaos and corruption, missile attacks and bursts of gunfire.

Directing:
  • Rashid Masharawi

Writing:
  • Rashid Masharawi

Stars:
Release Date: 2008-01-01
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  • Country: NL, TN, PS
  • Language: العربية
  • Runtime: 71
Mohammad Bakri
Mohammad Bakr...
Abu Laila
Saleh Bakri
Saleh Bakri
Former Prisoner
Areen Omari
Areen Omari
Um Laila
Mohammed Bakri
Mohammed Bakr...
Abu Laila
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