Director: Diane Crespo, Stefan Schaefer Cast: Zoe Lister-Jones, Francis Benhamou
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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2008
UPC: 0616892945529
Original Release: 2007
Source: Film Movement
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 66,636

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Zoe Lister-Jones Actor
Francis Benhamou Actor
John Rothman Actor
Mimi Lieber Actor
Laith Nakli Actor
Doris Belack Actor
Marcia Jean Kurtz Actor
Daniel London Actor
Alysia Reiner Actor
Alison Becker Actor
David Castro Actor
Sanjit DeSilva Actor
Peggy Gormley Actor
Jason Liebman Actor
Arian Moayed Actor
Jake Robards Actor
Gina Shmukler Actor

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

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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Arranged 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago