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Sixteen years after the civil war in Lebanon grinded to a halt, violence continues to plague the streets as evidenced in director Michel Kammoun's action comedy detailing one man's quest to find the girl of his dreams and exact vengeance against the BMW-driving yuppie who slighted him in a parking lot scuffle. Toufic (Elie Mitri) is just an average guy who takes pride in looking after his kid brother and longs to connect with pretty Yasmin (Gabrielle Bou Rached). When Tou hears that Yasmin is going to be at a party close by, he sets out to find the girl and turn on the charm. His… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An easy intro to new Lebanese cinema... chronicling the country's post-civil war emptiness with a light touch as it zaps between playful clowning and edge-of-violence darkness."
‑ Deborah Young, Variety
"What could have been a diverting but ultimately throwaway movie experience becomes something you just can't shake."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"It's funny and energetic, dispensing insights without preaching them."
‑ Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International
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