Wadjda (2013)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 37mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords biking, child, childhood, competition, culture, female, Middle East, school, social issues
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Lutz Reitemeier Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Andreas Wodraschke Editor n/a 172 7000001
Manuel Siebert Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Haifaa al-Mansour Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Amr Alkahtani Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Max Richter Music n/a 120781 8000001
Thomas Molt Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Olaf Mehl Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000002
Marc Meusinger Rerecording Recording Mixer 120995 14000003
Sebastian Schmidt Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Peter Pohl Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Dr. Tarik Saeed Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Louise Nemschoff Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Rena Ronson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Ahd Actor Ms. Hussa 1 1000005
Dana Abdullilah Actor Salma 1 1000006
Sultan Al Assaf Actor Father 1 1000004
Abdullrahman Al Gohani Actor Abdullah 1 1000003
Waad Mohammed Actor Wadjda 1 1000002
Mohammed Zahir Actor Iqbal - the driver 1 1000007
Haifaa al-Mansour Director n/a 2 2000001
Christian Granderath Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Bettina Ricklefs Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Hala Sarhan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Roman Paul Producer n/a 3 3000002
Gerhard Meixner Producer n/a 3 3000001
Reem Abdulla Actor Mother 1 1000001
10-year-old Wadjda lives in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries. After a fight with a neighborhood boy, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale and wants it desperately so that she can beat him in a race. But her mother won't allow it, because their society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue, so Wadjda decides to raise the money herself. Wadjda's plans are thwarted when she is caught running various schemes at school, but as she is losing hope, she hears of a cash prize for a Koran recitation competition. She devotes herself to the memorization and recitation of the verses and her teachers begin to see her as a model, pious girl. The competition won't be easy, especially for a troublemaker like Wadjda, but she is determined to continue fighting for her dreams.