Wadjda

History ten girls from Saudi Arabia who dreams of a green Bicycle and overcomes social taboos and taboo to get it.

Director:
  • Haifaa Al-Mansour

Stars:
Release Date: 2013-02-06
IMDb icon 7.5/10
  • Country: DE, JO, NL, SA, AE, US
  • Language: Arabic
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $6,499,169
reviews
Geneva Longawa
22 July 2014 | 03:12

It turns out that women in Saudi Arabia to 2013 were allowed to ride on motorcycles and bicycles, but in support of men and away from the men of the crowd. Who knows, maybe this film is somehow involved in the favor of the monarch. I wonder how the Director made the film, one of the fact which is the position women in society. Apparently, life in this country is still changing a little bit.

The only thing that cannot be changed, so it is Islam. And it CA built everything: education, politics, law (religious law courts, police and so on). In this film the Director shows us a simple life in Saudi society, which is built in lot the prohibitions of morality and unwritten truths. Of course, for Muslims, this film is not more than a good (and maybe bad) story of a girl who decided to mess with by Allah. For the rest, it still acquaintance with a different culture — Arabic.

It is really very interesting — that someone is simple a fact of life — for you may be an unexpected discovery. Yeah I in the head never thought in modern society may be prohibited from riding your bike to women. It is an amazing country, where in the pedigree does not indicate women as a mustached man — as a trade mark. In the film presents a system of prohibitions and rules of Muslim society that honors and respect in the Islamic world. Some prohibitions are just not fit into the head because it seems to us it is quite distant and alien. Involuntarily to relate themselves and their people from the Muslims: what people will, after all, not satisfied with no revolutions and everything seems to be happy (but, happy or none — it is not clear) and how we you live freely. I only seen some drop protest at this film, to protest against the discrimination of women in Saudi Arabia. Because the entire film Wadjda overcomes a number of inhibitions, openly opposing the established principles. But it is not the protest, and attempting to transmit the state of society in the modern world. Perhaps it is no the protest, as my second thought, a reflection of reality. Life is not worth place Muslims are now not only teach children to sing the prayers, but and organize competitions on knowledge of the Quran with a prize Fund. Wadjda unwittingly struggling with injustice in the world these strange laws adults — she wants to ride bike to be a daughter of his father on the family tree; it continues to play when the others say: "if you is — so it looks at you". And it is not fighting nor what it just goes to my dream — get the green bike and overtake the other.

Wonderful movie of the exotic (to us) countries on a simple children's happiness, which seemed so unreachable in the wilds of religious restrictions and social injustice, and be on the palm childlike, friendship and maternal love.

Fans of the author, a movie festival, will certainly appreciate this picture of, but to watch a movie is necessary, if you seek fortunately, interest in other cultures, and just love to watch a good movie.

Brianna Georgina
07 May 2016 | 09:34

Film production in Saudi Arabia, filmed by a woman Director, have itself a very original. Haifa al-Mansur knows not by hearsay how life is for women in their country valid to their behavior, but which is extremely unacceptable. In his film she told the customs and traditions of their Motherland. The main character, 10-year-old girl Wadjda dreams of bike to touch upon a similar theme in a conversation with the parents is useless, because nice girls don't can enjoy bike streets. In share this is not the big limitation for women. All of their daily life consists of the many prohibitions: do not go street bare head, hiding his face from men, to talk loudly between themselves, not come to sing, don't pass notes men wearing pictures of school etc. Their from the childhood only so they were obedient wives, a good housewife and a pious Muslim, who memory singing surahs of the Holy Quran.

But Wadjda in because of their young age are prone to rebelliousness. Despite the ban parents, she is collecting money for a bike. But when the school announced on contest knowledge of the Quran, it comes in the religious circle and participating in it is only in order to obtain prize money, which is enough for a treasured purchase. For such a simple plot it is interesting to observe, because it is possible to see the ordinary life of Muslim women. To be honest, their situation in society to be envied. Particularly impressed with the way mother Wajdi. Than not a perfect homemaker? But as it turned out to be a perfect wife and a good mother is not enough. If you can't produce an heir, then you will come another wife. I do not understand these customs. In my opinion, is somehow it is unfair to leave a woman with without means existence, when she even normal work is not can not that get and even driving home without support driver.

The story itself is simple and life. But the film won me over with their national colours. First, I want to mention the beauty of Oriental women and ability to apply themselves. Even a strict school Director for girls are incredibly beautiful. But mother Wajdi all perfect and appearance, attitude to your child, and behavior. Secondly, I with great curiosity looked at their religious rites, how they are going to morning prayer, how become a tight friend to the other, that Satan is not slipped, as treat the Koran, and sing Suras. Despite the rigor to women who can not note that their culture is very beautiful. Thirdly, it was amusing to note some small details in their daily lives. For example, I was surprised that in the shop there fitting for women family tree there are only male names, and down still is patrolled by police. In General, this film is certainly worth a look to anyone who would like to make a tour in the East of the country and to know their culture. Wonderful movie, despite the very mediocre plot.

9 of the 10

Dorrie Perpetua
11 February 2014 | 01:11

International gender report, world economic forum 2010, put Saudi Arabia at the equality of the sexes on 129-th place among 134 countries, even with the given that in this country, there has been a thaw with the middle of the two thousandth's about human rights.

It is difficult to argue about that really women in Saudi Arabia want a radical change or agree with foreign critics on the situation of women, even many supporters of the reforms in the country reject a attacks and talk about rights, since "foreigners do not able to understand the uniqueness of Saudi society."

I see it the film is not as a condemnation of modern society of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and not exactly as a criticism of Islam, and more like the struggle for something unique, something that is not contrary to morality and religion, and control in this topic translates into an innocent desire to get a green bike.

Once the famous Russian traveler named Saudi Arabia one of the most hypocritical countries in the world in their company forbidden cinema, but home system a bunch of Western movies have many, it is strictly forbidden alcohol, but they drink it everywhere, politicians, sheikhs, citizens, tourists and get with the knowledge need of the people do not the problem is strictly condemned adultery and lust, but the number of slutty women and the presence of prostitutes you very confusing. All this occurs the screen, we not see they want to see, hence the question is how on the background of all of the above can you blame a child for this child's wish as a bike so I really enjoyed the fight, courage and ingenuity of the little girl.

And finally, a perfect statement of one of the leading Saudi feminist and journalist Weißenberg al-Huweidar: "the Suppression of women and erasing them personality — this spot is characteristic of the most of the houses in Saudi Arabia,"

PS Give credit for the courage of the filmmakers and especially the woman Director Haifa al-Mansur.

Of 9 10

faq
How much has Wadjda made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $6,499,169.
Who is the director of the movie Wadjda?
This tv-show was directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour.
What is the genre of Wadjda?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Comedy, Drama.
Who starred in Wadjda?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd, Sultan Al Assaf.
What is Wadjda IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.5.
When was Wadjda released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2013-02-06.