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Wadjda 2012

  • Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • September 13, 2013
  • 98 mins
  • Arabic
  • Drama
Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn't be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda's mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself...


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I watched this on tv therefore it was dubbed which didnt help

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Very cute with great acting! I wont comment on the "authenticity" of the life of these women, but just as a movie, not a social commentary, it was well acted with a simple yet intriguing plot. I liked the ending.

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