The Wedding Song
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Despite these differences, the two girls share a very close bond, one that is threatened by the Nazi invasion and subsequent policies. Slowly, the girls find their religious differences to be a barrier that threatens their friendship. Nour's fiance Khaled (Najib Oudghiri) is poor and unemployed, and Nour's father refuses to allow their marriage because of this.Read more ›
Another interesting though confusing aspect of this film is that the inhabitants of this town were both Muslim and Jew. Muslims who spoke Arabic AND French, and Jews who understood? Arabic and spoke French. Since I hadn't remembered the back of the DVD box telling me the setting was Tunis....(which I know little about anyway), I was so intrigued at the languages coming out of the nationalities of people. And why were French Jews living alongside French Muslims?
Surely easily answered with a little history lesson.
The actors were amazing. The French Jewish girl a gem and so stunning in beauty. The close relationship of the two girls that lessor minds would assume was almost lesbian, while higher minds will know is just how close young girls can be in hugging and kissing on the cheek. It takes you to a time when this was commonplace and not considered sexual. There is a lot of nudity in the film, and as I'm sure others have pointed out, even close ups of the vaginal mound. But if ever in the history of movie making was this NOT gratuitous nudity; this is it.Read more ›
You might think that a movie dealing with all of this would be trying to do too much, but each scene is so carefully drawn, a few words of dialog, a glance, a gesture, that we grasp right away what is going on, a young man desperate for work, a mother fearing poverty, a husband afraid of cowardice. At each point in the story we are given so much detail, so much honest insight into history, culture and religion. All these intricate pieces are fitted together perfectly.
When I see that Wedding Song has 10 reviews and Rambo has 327 reviews I'm baffled. So, if there are any of you out there who are tired of watching Rambo movies and want instead to see a really good film, watch Wedding Song.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nazi occupied Tunisia, 1942: Nour, a Muslim girl, engaged to a handsome cousin, is best friends with Myriam, a French Jew. Read morePublished 17 months ago by R. A. Davis
The concept had great potential. I often watch foreign films with subtitles. The problem with The Wedding Song was that the subtitles were sporadic and inconsistent. Read morePublished on July 24, 2014 by CMT
Not quite what I was expecting and I didn't realize it was all in subtitles.Published on July 5, 2014 by Gale Cirocco
There are so many facets to WW2. It was interesting to see how the war intervened in all areas of your life and to be in an occupied country outside of Europe. Read morePublished on April 22, 2014 by bibliotheme
I loved this movie and am still thinking about it, several days after watching it. I hadn't really been aware of the Nazi occupation of Tunisia. Read morePublished on March 17, 2014 by Scott Schrecengost
Raw, graphic story if a friendship in the middle of hell, but very interesting...parental guidance suggested..some adult scenes which made my face red....Published on March 6, 2014 by Adriannas Nan
This is a lovely historical drama set in a period of war and ethnic tensions.
The script and acting was quite good. Read more