Wadjda (2012)

7.5 / Rated by 1 people

98 min.
Plot  Wadjda, an 11-year-old Saudi girl living in the capital Riyadh, dreams of owning a green bicycle that she passes in a store every day on her way to school. She wants to race against her friend Abdullah, a boy from the neighbourhood, but riding bikes is frowned upon for girls and Wadjda's mother refuses to buy one for her daughter. She is distracted by trying to convince her husband not to take a second wife, as Wadjda tries to find the money herself by selling mixtapes, hand-braiding bracelets for classmates, acting as a go-between for a teacher and through other forbidden activities in the school yard.

After running afoul of the strict headmistress, Wadjda decides to participate in a Quran recital competition, the SR1,000 cash prize (equivalent of about US$270) of which would allow her to pay for the bike. Her efforts at memorising the verses impress her teacher, but when Wadjda wins the competition, she shocks the staff by announcing her intention to buy a bicycle with the p...




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Sakuragi rated Wadjda (2012) with 7.5 stars / 24.04.2020

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