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Whatever Lola Wants

Whatever Lola Wants

A Feature film by Nabil Ayouch

Release in France : 16/04/2008


    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.



    Whatever Lola Wants

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    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-productions :

    Pathé Production, Les Films du Nouveau Monde

    French distribution :

    Pathé Films

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    Executive Producer :

    Jake Eberts

    Associate Producer :

    Léonard Glowinski

    Screenwriters :

    Nabil Ayouch, Nathalie Saugeon, Jane Hawksley

    Sound Recordist :

    Amaury de Nexon

    Assistant Operators :

    Fabrice Bismuth, Fanny Coustenoble, Benoît Rizzotti

    Production Manager :

    Frantz Richard

    Editor :

    Hervé de Luze

    Assistant Editor :

    Julien Fouré

    Production Designer :

    Pierre-François Limbosch

    Sound mixers :

    Dean Humphreys, Vincent Cosson

    Assistant directors :

    William Pruss, Candice Abela, Amine Louadni, Mounir Saguia

    Line Producers :

    Pierre Grunstein, Ségolène Fleury

    Director of Photography :

    Vincent Mathias

    Sound assistants :

    Jérôme Aghion, Arthur Le Roux, Marc Parazon

    Camera Operator :

    Renaat Lambeets

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Jérôme Jouneaux, Isabelle Duvoisin

    Sound editors :

    Thomas Desjonquères, Guillaume D'Ham

    Continuity supervisor :

    Dominique Piat

    Music Composer :

    Krishna Levy

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 55 min

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    Dolby SRD

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