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Whatever Lola Wants

Whatever Lola Wants

A Feature film by Nabil Ayouch

Release in France : 16/04/2008

    Synopsis

    Twenty-five-year old Lola lives in New York, where she works for the postal service while dreaming of a dancing career. Youssef, her best friend, is a young, gay Egyptian who has come to live in New York exactly the way he wants. Through him, Lola learns of Ismahan, a star of oriental dance and a true legend in Cairo.
    In the restaurant where Youssef works, Lola meets another Egyptian, Zack, and they start up a relationship.
    The honeymoon quickly comes to an end, however, when Zack becomes aware of the cultural differences separating them and he returns to Egypt. Without thinking, Lola, as impetuous as she naïve, immediately decides to join him.
    After arriving in Cairo, where she’s as disappointed by the reception she receives from Zack’s family as she is by his attitude toward her, she gets it into her head to find the fascinating dancer Ismahan.

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    01/12/2009

    Whatever Lola Wants

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    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Pathé Distribution

    French distribution :

    Pathé Distribution

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Distribution

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    Photos (6)

    Full credits (10)

    Producers :

    Pierre Grunstein, Léonard Glowinski

    Director of Photography :

    Vincent Mathias

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Jérome Jouneaux, Isabelle Duvoisin

    Sound Editor :

    Thomas Desjonquères

    Music Composer :

    Krishna Levy

    Screenwriters :

    Nabil Ayouch, Nathalie Saugeon, Jane Hawksley

    Sound Recordist :

    Amaury de Nexon

    Editor :

    Hervé de Luze

    Production Designer :

    Pierre-François Limbosch

    Sound Mixer :

    Dean Humphreys

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Musical

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2006

    French release :

    16/04/2008

    Runtime :

    1 h 55 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    116.508

    Visa issue date :

    31/03/2008

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (3)

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