Halal Love (and Sex)
Bil Halal

A film by Assad Fouladkar

2016 Germany, Lebanon - Comedy


3 individual but intertwined stories in which devout Beiruti Muslims try to manage their love lives and desires without breaking any of their religion’s rules. Awatef, middle aged mom of two girls, is recruiting a second wife to help her satisfy her overly loving husband. The young and excessively jealous Mokhtar needs to find his ex-wife another man to be able to marry her again - for the 4th time. Loubna, freshly divorced, can finally marry her true love, but on a short-term contract only since he has a family.

  • cast +

    • Darine Hamze (Loubna)
    • Rodrigue Sleiman (Abu Ahmad)
    • Mirna Moukarzel (Awatef)
    • Ali Sammoury (Salim)
    • Hussein Mokaddem (Mokhtar)
    • Zeinab Hind Khadra (Batoul)
    • Fadia Abi Chahine (Bardot)
    • Berlin Badr (Hiba)
    • Christy Bared (Nasma)
  • crew +

    • Producers
    • Roman Paul
    • Gerhard Meixner (Razor Film)
    • Sadek Sabbah (Sabbah Media)
    • Screenwriter
    • Assad Fouladkar
    • Cinematographer
    • Lutz Reitemeier (b.v.k.)
    • Editor
    • Nadia Ben Rachid
    • Music
    • Amine Bouhafa
    • Sound
    • Sebastian Schmidt
    • Sebastian Heyser

awards & nominations

  • Sundance 2016, World Cinema Dramatic Competition
  • Rotterdam 2016
  • Dubai 2015, Arabian Nights

screenings in festivals & markets