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by Nabil Ayouch


Inspired by the tale of Ismahan – a famous Egyptian dancer who struggled against all the odds to succeed – the New York postal worker Lola blows her life savings on a ticket to Cairo.

original title: Whatever Lola Wants
country: France, Canada
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Nabil Ayouch
film run: 115'
release date: FR 16/04/2008, NO 26/12/2008
screenplay: Nabil Ayouch, Nathalie Saugeon, Jane Hawksley
cast: Laura Ramsey, Assaad Bouab, Carmen Lebbos, Hichem Rostom, Achmed Akkabi, Nadim Sawalha, Rim Ayouch
cinematography by: Vincent Mathias
film editing: Hervé de Luze
art director: Ghizlane Hassani Ouazzani
costumes designer: Albert Oikine
music: Krishna Levy
producer: Jake Eberts, Léonard Glowinski, Pierre Grunstein
production: Pathé Films, Canal+
distributor: Pathé Distribution
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