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Where Do We Go Now? [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Layla Hakim
  • Directors: Nadine Labaki
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Arabic
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
  • DVD Release Date: September 11, 2012
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006IW8E66
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,626 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Where Do We Go Now? [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Set in a remote village where the church and the mosque stand side by side, WHERE DO WE GO NOW? follows the antics of the town’s women to keep their blowhard men from starting religious war. Women heartsick over sons, husbands and fathers lost to previous flare-ups unite to distract their men with clever ruses, from faking a miracle to hiring a troupe of Ukrainian dancers.

Customer Reviews

This movie is wonderful in many ways, funny yet sad.
sandra pinkerton
The religious leaders want peace but it is the women who really struggle to make it happen.
Matthew G. Sherwin
Great movie with a very interesting topic and situations.
Nick

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 21, 2012
Format: DVD
"Where Do We Go Now?" (2011 release from Lebanon; 100 min.) brings the fictitious story of an isolated village in Lebanon where Christians and Muslims, tired of the endless and senseless killing of/by the Christian and Muslim men, are living together more or less in peace. The opening scenes show the village women, both Christian and Muslim, marching together towards the cemetery where they put down pictures of their fallen husbands, sons and other male family members.

But the peace is threatened at times, not just by petty local events such as the strange disappearance of shoes from the mosque, but more so by watching the news on the one working television in the village, showing increased tension between Muslims and Christians. The women in the village decide that they need to ease the tension by whatever means possible. To say much more of the plot would be to ruin the viewing experience of this movie, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

This is a beautiful and touching movie. Props first of all to Nadine Labaki, the director/co-writer/star of the movie (she plays one of the key women roles). It wasn't until the movie's credits roled that I realized that Labaki was one of the main performers in the movie. While at times there is a light tone to the movie, we are quickly reminded of the absurd nature of the long-held mistrust between people from different religions. I enjoyed this movie from start to finish. If you are looking for a sophisticated yet entertaining foreign movie, by all means check this out. "Where Do We Go Now?" is highly recommended!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ziad El-Khatib on June 18, 2012
Format: DVD
One of the best films describing the fundemental problem of the Lebanese society. Nadine Labki has a long standing passion in bringing up the issues and topics that are considered as a "hot potato" topics in Lebanon.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Dona Tita on December 15, 2011
Format: DVD
A very imaginative way of treating the subject of religious differences in a war torn society. It is funny, entertaining, human, makes you cry and makes you laugh at the absurdity of separatism!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Rukaya Al Zayani on June 13, 2012
Format: DVD
This is one of my favorite movies. Nadine Labaki portrays a very interesting story about sectarianism and reconciliation and that is something almost the whole MENA region is going through, especially with the current developments aka Arab Spring. The actors in the movie were being themselves, hence, no over-acting which added up to the movie being awesome. I heard Nadine picked the amature actors based on their personality and that the real life personality is similar to the one in the story and in which the actors portrayed the characters beautifully.
The setting is great and so is the production. Oh, I should mention the music as well. Khaled's compositions are just so delightful to the ears. Just watch the goddamn movie, okay?
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Matthew G. Sherwin HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 2, 2012
Format: DVD
Where Do We Go Now is several things at once: a drama; a comedy; a musical of sorts; a slice of life in a troubled village and a commentary on life in general, at least in Lebanon and other countries nearby. It succeeds very well! True, once or twice things changed too quickly from drama to comedy or music; but this is a minor quibble. The plot moves along at a good pace and I was glued to the screen to see how everything would play out. The acting is superlative; although the actors are not highly seasoned professionals they give nuanced, convincing and passionate performances. The choreography and the cinematography work well and the musical score enhances the film, too.

When the action starts, we meet quite a few people in a Lebanese village isolated because the only bridge to it is badly damaged and needs repair; traveling too far from the village is also dangerous because of land mines. The villagers are hemmed in. Fortunately, there is peace between the Christian and Muslim members of the community; their houses of worship are almost side by side--there's just one house between the mosque and the church. People are also very excited that a few teenagers found a way to hook up a television; now they can watch programs including the news.

It isn't long, however, before pent up tensions begin to surface. At first it's just a comment here and there; but things deteriorate. Once the villagers see on television is that there is fighting on the outside between Muslims and Christians, the Muslim and Christian men in the village begin to fight and the women oppose the violence.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Titus Bontea on December 31, 2012
Format: DVD
To call this film brilliant would be a understatement. Most of the comments focus on the film per say. The message it conveys IS its brilliant accomplishment. Once the entertaining part wares off you are left with a almost subliminal (likely of political necessity) message. "Where do we go now" sums it up. Indeed the answer is deliberately non existent. It does bring to the foreground of the concept and the idiocy of 5000 plus years of mysticism, and as such, it could have not been more timely. The answer is that humanity desperately needs to grow UP from this mystic frame of mind. The combination of 21st. century military technology and the psychopathic religious AND political mentality presents a existential threat to humanity.
My research on the director (Nadine Labaki) was a delightful revelation of how much the world have changed. I visited Lebanon in the late 60, and it was then a peaceful but backward country. To see that the higher education system in this war thorn country can produce some one like Nadine Labaki was a pleasant surprise.
YES the film is well made, funny, very entertaining, but so are many other films. It is the philosophy behind it that makes me regret that the rating system does not allow me to rate it more than 5 stars.
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