Far out in the Lebanese countryside lies an isolated village whose only connection to the outside world is a bridge over a field filled with land mines that have been left behind. Here a Christian church and a Muslim mosque lie next door to each other and the people of the two religions get along well within the village walls. Hardly any news reaches the village, so when a TV is installed for a festive TV-night something starts to stir among the male population. Harsh words turn into intolerance and violence until the whole situation turns into religious time bomb. When the village priest and imam cannot control their people, the women step in. With the best of their ability they try to calm the men down by giving them hashish cakes, fake miracles and Ukrainian strippers – often with a humorous result.

Nadine Labaki has written, directed and stars in this modern take on Lysistrata by Aristophanes. As a comedy, »Where Do We Go Now« reflects the realities of the situation in Lebanon at the same time as it delivers a new and fresh angle on the country’s conflicts.

Where Do We Go Now? poster
Title
Where Do We Go Now?
Director
Nadine Labaki
Country
France/ Lebanon/ Egypt/ Italy
Length
110 min
Festival
2011
Section
Competition
Language
Arabic, Russian, English
Subtitle
English subtitles
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2011
Original title
Et maintenant, on va où?
Cast
Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Layla Hakim, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf, Antoinette Noufaily
Producer
Nadine Labaki, Anne-Dominique Toussaint
Script
Nadine Labaki, Thomas Bidegain, Jihad Hojeily, Rodney Al Haddid
Music
Khaled Mouzannar

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