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‘The Syrian Bride’

Love has no borders

by Kaori Shoji

Strictly speaking, “The Syrian Bride” is a wedding movie, but its concerns are less with the wedding than about the effect of ethnic politics — subtle or not — on individual and family relationships.

The Syrian Bride Rating: (4 out of 5)

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Ready for love: Hiam Abbass (left) and Clara Khoury in “The Syrian Bride”

Director: Eran Riklis
Running time: 97 minutes
Language: Multilingual
Opens Feb. 21, 2009