Arranged

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Overview

Two women whose peoples are often at odds find they're more alike than anyone expects in this drama from directors Stefan C. Schaefer and Diane Crespo. Rochel Zoe Lister-Jones and Nasira Francis Benhamou are two young women who have begun teaching at a public grade school in Brooklyn, NY. Rochel is an Orthodox Jew and Nasira is a Muslim of Pakistani descent, and the students and the administrators at the school are concerned there might be friction between the two teachers. However, over the course of their first...
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Overview

Two women whose peoples are often at odds find they're more alike than anyone expects in this drama from directors Stefan C. Schaefer and Diane Crespo. Rochel Zoe Lister-Jones and Nasira Francis Benhamou are two young women who have begun teaching at a public grade school in Brooklyn, NY. Rochel is an Orthodox Jew and Nasira is a Muslim of Pakistani descent, and the students and the administrators at the school are concerned there might be friction between the two teachers. However, over the course of their first year of teaching, Rochel and Nasira discover they have far more in common than they imagined -- both sometimes find themselves culturally out of place in 21st century New York, and both are trying to live within the traditions of their faith while struggling with their own feelings. In particular, Rochel and Nasira bond over the fact both are expected to enter into arranged marriages, Nasira with a wary optimism and Rochel with a great deal of trepidation. Arranged was screened in competition at the 2007 South by Southwest Film Festival.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2008
  • UPC: 616892945529
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Film Movement
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 10,723

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Zoe Lister-Jones
Francis Benhamou
John Rothman
Mimi Lieber
Laith Nakli
Doris Belack
Marcia Jean Kurtz
Daniel London
Alysia Reiner
Alison Becker
David Castro
Sanjit DeSilva
Peggy Gormley
Jason Liebman
Arian Moayed
Jake Robards
Gina Shmukler
Technical Credits
Diane Crespo Director, Producer
Stefan Schaefer Director, Original Story, Producer, Screenwriter
Kathleen Backel Casting
Antonia Dauphin Casting
Erin Greenwell Editor
Sohrab Habibion Score Composer
Michael Hampton Score Composer
Dan Hersey Cinematographer
Elizabeth J. Jones Art Director
Beth Kelleher Costumes/Costume Designer
Keren Kohen Production Designer
George A. Lara Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Lund Executive Producer
Yuta Silverman Executive Producer, Original Story
Allan Zaleski Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Arranged
1. One Big Experiment [5:55]
2. The Bigger Picture [10:14]
3. Awkward [5:39]
4. Brass Tax [7:49]
5. Choice [6:36]
6. Diminished Prospects [8:56]
7. Pressure [12:13]
8. A Different World [6:43]
9. Mr. Perfect [7:57]
10. A Little Help [8:10]
11. Happy Day [8:40]
12. Credits [3:06]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Arranged
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   Special Features
      Biographies
         Stefan Schaefer - Writer, Co-Director/Producer
         Diane Crespo - Co-Director/Producer
         Zoe Lister-Jones - Rochel
         Francis Benhamou - Nasira
         John Rothman - Matan
         Laith Nakli - Abdul-Halim
         Mimi Lieber - Sheli
         Marcia Jean Kurtz - Principal Jacoby
         Daniel London - Elliot
      This Month's Short Film - Jan Thüring's The Raft
         Play The Raft
      Also Available from Film Movement
      Trailers from the Film Movement Catalog
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      About Film Movement
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   This Month's Short Film
      Play The Raft
   Stella Artois Presents
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sincere and New

    Arranged is a wonderful independent film about friendship and religion. Both actresses gave a splendid performance and where very sincere in their characters. The message behind the story is about respecting religious diversity in a tale of loyalty and tradition. It gives a different perspective of these religious with a new look into them. Even though it was easy to follow when they spoke in their native language I wished they subtitled it to satisfy my own curiosity. I wished they did explain some of their tradition, but I wouldn't take any point off because it was a great film.

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