The idol

The idol

DVD - 2016 | Arabic
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Mohammed Assaf, an aspiring musician living in Gaza, sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program "Arab Idol."
Publisher: [Long Island City, NY] : Adopt Films, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: ARABIC ENGLISH IDO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 98 minutes) : DVD video, digital ; 12 cm
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Ron@Ottawa
May 10, 2018

Based on a true story, the film depicts the struggle, against all odds, of a young, talented singer from Gaza who finally made it to the Arab Idol and made his mark there. Perhaps the music was not my cup of tea, or perhaps I find the directing and acting very basic, I just did not find the film as engaging as I would like it to be. Subtitles.

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ilovewhippets
Nov 20, 2017

Wow! This is a wonderful, mesmerizing, memorable movie! A whole family can watch it! This movie, based on the true events and a real person, is full of surprises! It is warm, adventurous, action, music, and has heart-pounding moments!
The main actor, the Child and the Adult, playing the same person, Mohammad Yassaf, have beautiful, strong voices! The actor casting of all characters is perfect! Superb acting by the Children and Adults alike! All the more amazing, since the Children have never taken acting classes before!
Make sure to watch the Bonus section! Worthwhile! It describes the difficulties of filming and difficulty of getting the actors to the locations, although not far away, due to the Israeli-imposed severe restrictions!
I highly recommend this Movie!

Franln May 22, 2017

This is a captivating true account of the 2012 Arab Idol winner that was a very big deal in that part of the world. Really a good story & the bonus feature was very interesting as well.

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Nov 20, 2017

ilovewhippets thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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