Laila's Birthday

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Laila's Birthday

palestine birthday taxi driver

Laila's Birthday

Release Date: January 01, 2008

Year    :   2008
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Cinema Production Center, Cinétéléfilms, Sweetwater Pictures, Fortissimo Films, BrunBro Films
Director    :   Rashid Masharawi
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Writers    :   Rashid Masharawi
RunTime    :   71 mins.

"At eight o'clock, it's Laila's birthday, okay?" Palestinian judge turned cab driver Abu Laila's wife reminds her husband. But on his young daughter's birthday, like any day, Abu faces a nerve-wracking shift in a Ramallah yellow cab armed only with an ex-jurist's misplaced pride, a father's loyalty, and a sticker reminding passengers that smoking and carrying AK-47s are prohibited. Rather than address politics or document holy war heroics and villainy, Laila's Birthday focuses on the toll that the unending Palestinian-Israeli conflict extracts from civilians clinging to both employment and a semblance of normal life amidst chaos and corruption, missile attacks and bursts of gunfire.

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