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Ukrainian strippers are hired to ease Muslim-Christian tension

The magical beauty salon of Nadine Labaki’s Caramel has been replaced in her second feature by a war-torn Middle East village, where Muslim-Christian tension grows ever more volatile.

The local women, led by the beautiful widow Amale (Labaki), hire Ukrainian strippers to turn their menfolk away from the path of violent retribution.

Balancing sectarian tragedy and earthy humour is never easy, and Labaki crams in too many stereotypes.

A romantic song-and-dance sequence suggests she should perhaps have turned her well-intentioned fable into a full-blown musical.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jun 19th 2012, 17:39

      Anyone else think of Guns 'n' Roses?

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    • lilib

      Jun 20th 2012, 9:46

      After seeing 'Caramel' I am very excited about this. I've got a ticket to tonight's screening and can't wait! Will review tomorrow :-)

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    • LeeBriskett

      Jun 20th 2012, 11:02

      I'm taking my girlfriend to see this at the Lumiere and she's gonna love it!

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    • briansturridge

      Jun 20th 2012, 16:32

      @lili will look forward to reading your review on this :)

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    • lilib

      Jun 21st 2012, 10:28

      5

      Went to last night's screening and it was brilliant. Touching, funny, heartwarming and poignant. I found it of a similar genre to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, but would perhaps appeal to a wider demographic. Excellent follow up to Caramel and well worth a visit to the cinema!

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    • briansturridge

      Jun 22nd 2012, 8:43

      thanks alot for the review on this. I think i will absolutely be taking my wife to see this. Maybee i might even secretly enjoy it a bit aswell b

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