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Release Date : 26 September 2008(USA)

Genre : Drama, 26 September 2008(USA)

Cast : Summer Bishil as Jasira Maroun, Chris Messina as Barry, Maria Bello as Gail Monahan, Peter Macdissi as Rifat Maroun (as Peter MacDissi), Gemmenne de la Peña as Denise, Robert Baker as Mr. Joffrey, Eamonn Roche as School Photographer, Aaron Eckhart as Travis Vuoso, Carrie Preston as Evelyn Vuoso, Chase Ellison as Zack Vuoso, Irina Voronina as “Snow Queen” Centerfold, Cleo King as Sales Clerk, Michael McShae as Middle School Jerk #1, D.C. Cody as Middle School Jerk #2, Soledad St. Hilaire as Janitor

Movie Description : Neighbor, Gulf War, Boy, School, Abuse

Movie Lenght : USA: 124 min

Country : USA

MPAA : Rated R for strong disturbing sexual content & abuse involving a young teen, & for language.

Language : English, French, Arabic, Spanish

Filming Locations : Chino, California, USA

Company : Indian Paintbrush, Scott Rudin Productions, This Is That Productions

Movie Summary : Against the backdrop of the primarily Gulf War, Jasira Maroun is 13, physically anyhow continued however naïve moreover ineffectual to express no. As puberty arrives, her mum pass on her fancy Syracuse to Houston to her curt, up-tight, Lebanese-born father. Over the subsequently few months, Jasira must navigate her father’s strict indifference, her exposure of sexual pleasure, the laidback racism of a neighbor boy moreover her classmates, the sexual advances of the boy’s father, the proffered friendship of a pregnant neighbor, moreover her attraction to Thomas, an African-American classmate whom her father forbids her to see. Things appear to her, however may perhaps she obtain accountability moreover control, or is crisis inevitable?

While President George Bush (Senior) has ordered an defy on Iraq all through 1991, Jasira Maroun, 13, lives inside Syracuse & her Caucasian mother, Gail, little bit her father, Rifat, born inside Beirut, Lebanon, foremost a lover of Islam, at the present a Christian, lives inside Houston. When Gail’s boyfriend assists Jasira inside shaving her iliac area, she is sent to live & her father. She attends pigeonhole plus becomes the target of racial slurs. Things transform harmful since this nice looking plus impractical girl, as shortly as she befriends an African-American fellow-student, Thomas, her father forbids her to make out Thomas anymore, plus abuses her physically, little bit making an business & a Frenchwoman; their neighbor, Travis Vuoso, is concerned to her; plus she herself dreaming of becoming a porn-star little bit addressing her puberty, plus the truth that she might no longer engagement a virgin.

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