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Running time
98 min.
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Haifaa Al-Mansour
Max Richter
Lutz Reitemeier
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Co-production Saudi Arabia-Germany; Highlook Communications Group / Razor Film
Drama | Childhood. Social Drama. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
10-year-old Wadjda challenges deep-rooted Saudi traditions in a determined quest to buy a bicycle. When everything goes against her plans, she sees one last chance in her school's Koran recitation competition and the large cash prize for first place. The first film ever shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, WADJDA is the story of a girl determined to fight for her dreams.
2013: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2013: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best First Film
2013: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2013: National Board of Review (NBR): Freedom of Expression Award
2013: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nominated for Best International Independent Film
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