A New York postal worker travels to Egypt to take belly dancing lessons from a legendary instructor.
Assaad Bouab (Zack), Carmen Lebbos (Ismahan), Hichem Rostom (Nasser), Achmed Akkabi (Yussef), Nadim Sawalha (Adham), Abdelkader Lofti (Choukri), Ioana Alfonso (Student / Dancer), Milia Ayache (Yasmine), Ahmed Boulane (Sleazy man), Jennica Carmona (Postal Worker), Marilyn Dobrin (Postal Worker), Mariem Fakhr El Dine (Mrs. Aida (as Mariam Fakhr Eddine)), Monique Gall (Dancer (as Monique Lea-Gall)), Abdellatif Khamouli (Ramses club owner), Amine Louadni, David Meanti (Giorgio's waiter #1), Vincent Ortega (Dancer), Laura Ramsey (Lola), Candice Renee (Dancer), Roz Ryan (Postal Worker), Hend Sabry (Fayza the singer (as Hend Sabri)), Adam Sietz (Postal Worker)
Allen Bain (producer: New York), Jake Eberts (producer), Segolene Fleury-Slimane (post-producer), Léonard Glowinski (associate producer), Darren Goldberg (producer: New York), Pierre Grunstein (executive producer), Hicham Kadiri (co-producer: New York), Frantz Richard (line producer), Rebecca Rivo (line producer), Jesse Scolaro (producer: New York)...
Thank you Mr Nabil for such a delicious moment: you have offered us a movie I will agree fully to re-pay the entry when leaving the theater. This is not only a very good film on Dancing,and thanks again for the wonderful teaching, it is a movie about changing, taking risks of failure to learn something new and letting others change your life: I am talking of course about Ismahan mainly, a deep character with excellent interpretation by a woman I had never seen in films... It is also a movie on tolerance, on linking between cultures and countries. The art of dancing is a powerful tool for this purpose,as arts in general have been showing it in many movies and for a very long time (Les uns et les autres, by Claude Lelouch was one of them)I have kept the images within me for the last 3 days, with a smile in my mind. It is a shame that your movie can be seen only in so few theaters in Paris. I am sure people will enjoy seeing it on TV someday, and that your work will find its real reward then. Thank you again.
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