Deutsche Version

Barakah yoqabil Barakah

English title: Barakah Meets Barakah
English title: Barakah Meets Barakah
Director: Mahmoud Sabbagh    → show biography   
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 2016
Synopsis: If you were to ask a group of film experts which country is currently the least appropriate setting for a hilarious, truly wacky romantic comedy, the chances are that Saudi Arabia would come out on top. But their guesses would be wrong, as BARAKAH MEETS BARAKAH provides more than enough evidence to the contrary. He’s a municipal civil servant from Jeddah whose origins are humble to say the least, while she’s a wild beauty, the adopted daughter of a rich couple whose marriage has suffered due to their lack of biological children. He’s also an amateur actor in a theatre company rehearsing a production of "Hamlet", while she functions as a crowd-puller for her stylish adoptive mother’s boutique and runs her own boisterous, widely-seen vlog. Fate brings them together – in an environment hostile to dating of any kind. But the two of them show breathtaking ingenuity to circumvent the system of tradition, etiquette and religious police – with the crucial help of a quirky midwife and a pink push up bra. BARAKAH MEETS BARAKAH is a film for anyone who’s always wanted to know just what else is going on in Saudi Arabia. (Berlinale Forum catalog, Dorothee Wenner)
Language: Arabic
Forum participation year: 2016
Forum catalogue PDF: Download

Technical Attributes

Format: DCP
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version with subtitles
Subtitle language: English
Resolution: 2048x858
Size: 80 GiB
Container: DCP-Interop
Codec: JP2K; PCM
Running time (minutes): 88
Color: color
Sound: 5.1
Aspect ratio: 1:2,39
Frames per second: 24