Jalla! Jalla!

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Jalla! Jalla!
Jalla! Jalla!.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Josef Fares
Produced by Anna Anthony
Written by Josef Fares
Starring Fares Fares
Torkel Petersson
Tuva Novotny
Laleh Pourkarim
Music by Daniel Lemma
Cinematography Aril Wretblad
Release date
  • 22 December 2000 (2000-12-22) (Sweden)
Running time
89 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

Jalla! Jalla! is a Swedish comedy film, which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 22 December 2000[1] directed by Josef Fares starring Fares Fares, Torkel Petersson, Tuva Novotny and Laleh Pourkarim as the main roles. It was the debut film by Josef Fares and one of his most well-known. The film received eight nominations and won four, including Best Film.

“Jalla! Jalla!” means “Come on!” or “Hurry up!” in Arabic.


Roro (Fares Fares) and Måns (Torkel Petersson) who are best friends, work at the park management and get to do all the shit jobs - clean up duck ponds and pick up dog poop. Roro's Swedish girlfriend Lisa (Tuva Novotny) wants to be introduced to his family but he refuses for a long time because of his Lebanese family traditions. When Roro finally decides to introduce Lisa to his family, he walks into the apartment full of relatives who are planning a marriage with the Lebanese girl Yasmine (Laleh Pourkarim)


  1. ^ "Jalla! Jalla!" (in Swedish). Swedish Film Database. 22 December 2000. Retrieved 16 September 2016. 

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