Halal Love

  • Halal Love (and Sex) / Bil Halal (Working title)
All titles (3)
Feature Film | 2014-2015 | Tragicomedy | Germany, Lebanon

Trailers/Videos

Brief synopsis

The film tells four stories that are intertwined, tragic and sometimes comical. Some Muslims, both men and women, trying to satisfy their desires and love life without breaking their religious rules. The newlyweds Batoul and Mokhtar bicker constantly and threatens a divorce by the possessive jealousy Mokhtar. The neighbours depleted Awatah trying to find a second wife in order to meet the constant demands of her husband Salim. Their precocious daughters come with their own wild theory about the birds and the bees. Loubna meanwhile, is hoping a divorcee and emerging fashion designer, a second chance with her first love, the grocer Abu Ahmad, through a scandalous secret regarding marriage.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Darine HamzeLoubna [L]
Rodrigue SleimanAbou Ahmad [L]
Zeinab KhadraBatoul [L]
Anja Mentzendorff
Hussein MokkademMokthar [SR]
Mirna MoukarzelAwatef [SR]
Ali SammourySalim [SR]
Fadia Abi ChahineBardot [SR]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantMonika Helmer
Director of photography
Lutz Reitemeier
Libanon, movie, Festival Dubai&Sundance
Libanon, movie, Festival Dubai&Sundance
Camera operatorChristoph Iwanow
2nd Unit
2nd Unit
Steadicam operatorChristoph Iwanow
11 DT
11 DT
DIT digital imaging technicianChristian J. Bach
Sundance 2016 World Cinema Competition
Sundance 2016 World Cinema Competition
Costume designerClaudia Torsiello
DirectorAssad Fouladkar
1st AD (local system)Manuel Siebert
1st AD (Ausland)
1st AD (Ausland)
ScriptSandra Peuthert-Zimmermann
Continuity
Continuity
EditorNadia Ben Rachid
Assistant editorChristian J. Bach
Sundance 2016 World Cinema Competition
Sundance 2016 World Cinema Competition
GafferFalk Oettel
Best boyUrs Zimmermann
Makeup artist / hair stylistDorothea Wiedermann
Chefmaskenbildnerin
Chefmaskenbildnerin
ProducerGerhard Meixner
ProducerRoman Paul
ProducerJamak Zandbaf
Assistant-/ junior-producerJamak Zandbaf
Production designerTanja Arlt
Art directorTanja Arlt
Production managerNiklas Hlawatsch
ScreenwriterAssad Fouladkar
Production sound mixerMarc Meusinger
Adr mixerChristian Simon

Production companies

CompanyComment
Razor Film Produktion GmbH [de]

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH [de]

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Equipmentstudiogelb
Titleselastic Filmkombinat GmbH

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Assad Fouladkar2016Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-VorpommernSpielfilmNominated
Assad Fouladkar2016Int. Filmfest Emden NorderneyScore Bernhard Wicki PreisNominated
Assad Fouladkar2016Sundance Film Festival [us]World Cinema Dramatic CompetitionNominated

TV-broadcast

TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
First showingGermanyZDF [de]Monday, 30/04/2018

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 07/07/2016