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Santa Claus in Baghdad (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | 1 December 2016 (USA)
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In impoverished Baghdad under Saddam's dictatorship, 16-year-old Amal hopes to regain her social status at school by volunteering to find a book as a class gift for the departing literature... See full summary »

Director:

Raouf Zaki

Writers:

Elsa Marston (short story), Raouf Zaki (screenplay)
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tamara Dhia ... Amal
Nora Armani ... Amal's Mother
Demosthenes Chrysan ... Amal's Father
May Calamawy ... Hala (as May El Calamawy)
John Rahal Sarrouf John Rahal Sarrouf ... Mr. Kareem
Mariam Habib Mariam Habib ... Student 1
Alexandra Nader ... Student 2
Ameena Sais Ameena Sais ... Rafeeka
Sara Hassan Sara Hassan ... Deena
Dody Eid Dody Eid ... Bilal
David Zaki David Zaki ... Sami
Marie-Thérèse Abou-Daoud Marie-Thérèse Abou-Daoud ... Bilal's Teacher
Manny Piatos Manny Piatos ... Uncle Omar
Monica Farrington Monica Farrington ... Fareeda
Nikhail Asnani ... Fareeda's Son
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Storyline

In impoverished Baghdad under Saddam's dictatorship, 16-year-old Amal hopes to regain her social status at school by volunteering to find a book as a class gift for the departing literature teacher. Meanwhile, her emotionally fragile little brother becomes obsessed with the notion that a visiting uncle from America--whom he confuses with Santa Claus--will bring him toys. Ashamed never to have been able to give his son a toy, the child's father sells some more prized family possessions and buys a model car for him. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Official Sites:

RA Vision Productions

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

1 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cairo, Egypt See more »

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RA Vision Productions See more »
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Color
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