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by Josef Fares


Roro and Måns are best friends working as park attendants. Life is fine, and in fact, Roro, a Lebanese immigrant, is head over heels in love with his Swedish girlfriend, Lisa. But Roro has put off introducing Lisa to his family as they are traditional Lebanese immigrants, and he thinks they will object to the relationship. Right when he's about to tell his family about her, Roro's parents announce they have arranged his marriage to a Lebanese-Swedish girl. His bride-to-be is equally uniterested in this arranged marriage, but she asks Roro to pretend to go along so that her family doesn't send her back to Lebanon. Deception and misunderstandings lead to a hilarious showdown. Meanwhile, Måns is struggling with the fear that he has become impotent...

international title: JALLA! JALLA!
original title: JALLA! JALLA!
country: Sweden
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Josef Fares
film run: 98'
release date: FR 17/04/2002
screenplay: Josef Fares
cast: Josef Fares, Torkel Petersson, Tuva Novotny, Laleh Pourkarim, Leonard Terfelt, Jan Fares
cinematography by: Aril Wretblad
film editing: Andreas Jonsson, Michal Leszczylowski
art director: Robert Ohlsson
costumes designer: Denise Östholm
music: Daniel Lemma
producer: Anna Anthony
production: Memfis Film & TV, Film i Väst
backing: DFI (Danish Film Institute) + New Danish Screen, Swedish Film Institute
distributor: Pretty Pictures (FR), CinemArt (CZ)
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