Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  84 min.
Release year:  2015

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Cast: Hiam Abbass, Victoria Balitska, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nelly Abou Sharaf, Dina Shebar, Reem Talhami, Tarzan Nasser


Christine (Victoria Balitska), a Russian living in Gaza, manages a hair salon, which shares a courtyard with a gang's headquarters next door. One of the gang members, Ahmed, shows off the lion he stole from the Gaza zoo.

The Hamas-led government police come to rescue the lion, but the situation escalates into a stand-off, trapping Christine inside her salon with her daughter, Natalie (Nelly Abou Sharaf ), 10, assistant Wedad (Maisa Abd Elhadi), and 10 female customers. As bullets start fly outside, the women aren't as concerned about that as they are about the fact that they have weddings to prepare for, relationship problems to argue about, and, in Wedad's case, a series of distressed phone calls to make to her boyfriend — the lion-napping gangster next door.

Director: Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser
Studio: Search Engine Films
Producer(s): Marie Legrand, Rashid Abdelhamid, Rani Massalha
Screenplay: Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser

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