Jalla! Jalla!
Jalla! Jalla! (2001)

Twenty-four-year-old Josef Fares make his directorial debut with this wild and wooly culture clash about impotence and arranged marriages. Roro (Fares Fares) and Måns (Torkel Petersson) are longtime buddies with very different problems. The… More

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Release Date: October 17, 2001
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Globe and Mail

It's a first feature from a young director, and still has a bit of film-school gawkiness about it. But there's talent here, and probably better films to come.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Unlike many broad comedies, Jalla! Jalla! has real affection for its characters and that makes it a winner.

Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Full of some great physical comedy work from Torkel Petersson

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

A warm, sweet Swedish romantic comedy about culture shock in Scandanavia.

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Urban Cinefile

A warm and funny buddy movie about relationships, sex and weddings - in that order. The performances are wonderful, and are played as straight as an arrow.

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Jason Anderson

Fares' debut combines rude energy and often ruder humour in a tale of culture clashes and sexual crises that's none too profound, but still good fun.

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Eric Henderson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Or, as more than a few IMDB reviewers have hinted: My Big Fat Swedish Wedding.

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Derek Tse
Jam! Movies

While the meandering story is coherently told, it labours under a dual storyline that tells completely different stories until they're tied together fairly unconvincingly at the end.

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