The Syrian Bride

Release date:November 16, 2005

Studio:Koch Lorber Films

Director:Eran Riklis

MPAA Rating:N/A


Starring:Hiam Abbass, Makram J. Khoury, Clara Khoury


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Plot Summary:

Mona's wedding day is the saddest day of her life. She knows that once she crosses the border between Israel and Syria to marry Syrian TV star Tallel, she will never be allowed back to her beloved family in Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel since 1967. "The Syrian Bride" is about physical, mental and emotional borders and the will to cross them. A story about a family trying to cope with its ability to draw boundaries and deal with them – focusing on Mona's sister Amal, a modern woman trapped in a tradition and culture she wants to break out of. Once you cross the border there is no way back and at the end of a long day, the family, the government and military officials and all those gathered on both sides of the border find themselves facing an uncertain future, trapped in No-Man's land between Israel and Syria.