|Starring:||Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Elmasri, Yasmine Al Masri, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisèle Aouad, Adel Karam, Ismaïl Antar, Sihame Haddad, Aziza Semaan, Fatmeh Safa, Fadia Stella|
|Directors:||Rodney El Haddad, Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily|
|Genres:||Comedy - Crime, Drama - Crime, World Cinema - Middle East|
|Run time:||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Rental release:||08 Sep 2008|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
This Lebanese film interweaves the tale of five women working at the same beauty salon...
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caramelBy tracy39 (23 reviews) from Cambridge , 16 Jun 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]wonderful film, I loved all the female characters and even some of the men, the stories pertaining to each woman were all believable, I loved the title sequence, very good, sweet, poignant and funny cinema.
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It grows on you-an acquired taste.By Bobsview (549 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 21 Feb 2013Rare Lebanese film, in French with sub titles. Deals sensitively with the common issues that women deal with the whole world over in their lives. Like a sort of Mike Leigh style. Portrays the lives of 4 women who work in a beauty salon. Many will find it slow and lacking in action. But it grows on you and makes you care about the characters.
It's LifeBy Deanomassive (7 reviews) , 19 Nov 2012A beautiful film - A tale of friends and family and the bonds between them. Caramel leaves you with a smile on your face and a warm feeling inside.
Warm and affectionate humorous filmBy Ferry41 (223 reviews) from Oxford , 06 Apr 2012This film follows some women friends at a beauty salon in Beirut. Superficially it feels a bit like an Arabic version of Sex and the City. There are certain 'types', aging beauty, lesbian, beautiful woman involved with a married man etc. however the characters are developed well enough that one remains engaged. It's also a funny film. It's wonderful to see a humorous film from a women's perspective from a region of the world that we primarily associate with war. Highly recommended.
Much more than a leg waxBy loveandmusic (1 review) from Altrincham , 27 Mar 2012A beautiful film about love, friendship and life, perfect for an afternoon.
Funny, touching & romantic but not a 'girly' film by a long shot.
Arabic delights!By Nommy (12 reviews) , 09 Dec 2011An honestly wonderful film. I enjoyed every moment of it, and although i did expect it to be in Arabic, I only realised half way through that I'd actually been reading subtitles. Its engaging and never falters. I watched it all the way through with interest and intrigue in all the characters who where all very realistic. Wonderful piece of film work.