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Caramel PG

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: June 17, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - Lebanese/ Arabic
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - Lebanese/ Arabic
    • Subtitled - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Production Interviews: Nadine Labaki - Director
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh92%

Total Count: 78


User Ratings: 12,353
Rating: 4/5 -- Extraordinary showpiece of the beauty of Lebanese cinema. [Full review in Spanish] Full Review
Rincón de cine
Mar 16, 2018
CARAMEL's cast is made up entirely of nonprofessional actors, and their volatile emotions and commitment to their characters enliven every moment of the film....Lovely and amazing.
Film Comment
Jan 1, 2008
3 stars out of 5 -- [A] gentle comedy about a Lebanese beauty salon....A celebration of female pluck and resilience...
Total Film
Jun 1, 2008
It is sweet but not saccharine, an intimate film that doesn't stint on the desperation and anxiety that go along with the search for love.
Los Angeles Times
Feb 1, 2008
Rating: 3/4 -- Wistful tale of friendship and solidarity. Full Review
Miami Herald
Apr 4, 2008
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Labaki, who co-wrote the film and also stars, maintains a knowing comic tone throughout. Full Review
The Age (Australia)
Sep 19, 2008
[A] charming film...[with a] friendly and inviting atmosphere.
New York Times
Feb 1, 2008

Product Description:

Warm and sweet, this Lebanese film lives up to its titular substance without ever being too sugary. Actress Nadine Labaki cowrote and directed CARAMEL, an ensemble comedy set in and around a Beirut beauty salon. Labaki also stars as Layale, a beautician torn by her secret affair with a married man who beckons her with his car horn. Her coworker Nisrine (Yasmine Al Masri) is about to get married, but she withholds a secret from her fiancé and hides her modern looks from his family. Meanwhile, shampooist Rima (Joanna Moukarzel) lusts after a female customer and her lush locks. Client and aging actress Jamal (Gisele Aouad) makes frequent visits to the salon to measure up to her much younger competition, but her efforts don't seem to be helping her career. In contrast, Rose (Siham Haddad) seems to have given up the fight against her advancing years, but the appearance of a new suitor may change things, even though she devotes most of her time to the care of her older sister (Aziza Semaan).

In her directorial debut, Labaki displays both beauty and brains. Few women in cinema history have looked as stunning onscreen as Labaki does here, but she doesn't let her looks carry her. It's a sensitive performance that stands out among the others in the film, but she never overshadows her costars, who are all excellent in their acting debuts. More like the French film VENUS BEAUTY INSTITUTE than the American comedy BEAUTY SHOP, CARAMEL is a mature film that still manages to be a lot of fun. There's certainly romance here, but the film centers more on the relationships and bonds between the six women at its heart.


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  • UPC: 031398228608
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18/lbs (approx)
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