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    Sweetness in the Belly

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    Sweetness in the Belly

    1h 50min
    2019     Drama     Ireland/United Kingdom/Canada
    Original lang: English, Amharic, Arabic

    Abandoned in Africa as a child, following a visit to the Sufi shrine in Bilal al Habash, Lilly is taken in by the shrine's spiritual leader Great Abdal and brought up there as a devoted Muslim. At 17, she leaves for Ethiopia, where she falls in love with an idealistic doctor. With civil war looming, danger grows. Lilly is forced to flee to England. She finds home in a friendship with Amina, a refugee from Ethiopia who has fled the same war, and together they begin a mission to reunite people with their scattered families. We soon discover that Lilly's mission isn't purely selfless and Amina has buried a secret that she is trying to flee.

    Directed byZeresenay Mehari
    Written byCamilla Gibb, Laura Phillips
    CompanyGravitas VenturesEntertainment OneLes Films Séville

    Starring

    Dakota Fanning
    Wunmi Mosaku
    Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
    + MORE

    Video

    2:03

    Trailer

    10 months ago

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