Where do we go now?

و هللا لوین؟ - Where do we go now?

Et maintenant on va où? = Wa hallā la wayn?

DVD - 2012 | Arabic | Widescreen = Panoramique.
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Set in a remote village where the church and the mosque stand side by side. The film follows the antics of the town's women as they try to keep their men from starting a religious war. Women heartsick over sons, husbands and fathers lost to previous flare-ups unite to distract their men with clever ruses, from faking a miracle to hiring a troop of Ukrainian strippers.
Sur le chemin qui mène au cimetière du village, une procession de femmes en noir affronte la chaleur du soleil, serrant contre elles les photos de leurs époux, leurs pères ou leurs fils. Certaines portent le voile, d'autres une croix, mais toutes partagent le même deuil, conséquence d'une guerre funeste et inutile. Arrivé à l'entrée du cimetière, le cortège se sépare en deux : l'un musulman, l'autre chrétien.Avec pour toile de fond un pays déchiré par la guerre, Et maintenant on va où ? raconte la détermination sans faille d'un groupe de femmes de toutes religions, à protéger leur famille et leur village des menaces extérieures. Faisant preuve d'une grande ingéniosité, inventant de drôles de stratagèmes, unies par une amitié indéfectible, les femmes n'auront qu'un objectif : distraire l'attention des hommes et leur faire oublier leur colère et leur différence. Mais quand les événements prendront un tour tragique, jusqu'où seront-elles prêtes à aller pour éviter de perdre ceux qui restent ?
Publisher: Toronto : Mongrel Media, 2012.
Edition: Widescreen = Panoramique.
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Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm.
1 vidéodisque (110 min.) : son, coul. ; 12 cm.

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Mango68
Feb 24, 2019

So very relevant to the current issues of political/religious/cultural divisiveness here and globally. The director approaches the very seriousness of the problem cleverly in a disarming humorous way to drive home the point that we have more in common than we think and we should join together to guard against negative forces that threaten to destroy humaneness and humanity.

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ncs1961
Aug 04, 2018

I second all these positive comments ....this film is refreshingly surprising! Two scenes, especially struck my fancy - a romantic dance with a ladder (and a handsome painter-decorator) and all the village women in a fun loving cooking scene. The story is intentionally set in a nameless timeless place .... which is a charming way to portray the universal qualities of old world cultures.

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booksmile
Nov 26, 2017

Really good! Some drama, but mostly it's fun to watch all the different schemes. Great ending too.

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WindsorSteve
Jul 21, 2017

Very well done...didn't see the ending coming at all.

Quite cutesy throughout...along the lines of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The women of a village that is half Christian and half Muslim keep the religious-based violence that plagues their country from entering their village...through in-the-background schemes, motherly nagging and on-the-spot interventions when the men start down the pathway of religious violence.

The final intervention in response to a village boy being killed when returning from the city-market breaks the whimsical trend...brilliant, brave and from heart...a solution to stopping violence and religious hatred that only women could dream up and have the individual and collective guts to do.

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Je3000
Jan 23, 2015

A great movie ! *****
"Where do we go now? " follows the antics of the town's women to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war.

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eliasmerkins
Dec 29, 2014

A fantastic movie about living with differences that make other places go to war. Funny, entertaining and, most importantly, with a strong multicultural message.

harrybrowne Jun 07, 2014

Funny (sometines hysterical) and touching. Reminds me of the Greek play Lysistrata, where the women withhold sex from their men until they stop fighing. Colorful, good music and acting.

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movie20
Apr 21, 2014

I liked the movie. Entertaining way to show the problems between cultures and how people can get along regardless.

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EplWilder
Mar 07, 2014

This gives a great look into what family life can be like in an Arabic village where Christian and Muslims reside together and what villagers do to try and reduce conflict conducted in the name of religion. This could be a great lead into discussions on how ridiculous human beings can be and use religion as a means to claim rights and superiority.

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alex59
Jan 30, 2014

Really enjoyed this movie. It was touching, funny and serious at the same time. Really ended up caring for the characters and hoping everything would work out well for them somehow. Good and rare insight into this type of situation in this part of the world.

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