Monday, August 04, 2008


Had your legs carameled lately?

This movie is set around a beauty parlour - in a very different Beirut to any ever shown in the news or typical documentary programs - at least any that I have seen, where normal people are pursuing their normal fleshy desires in apparently normal lives. And in this beauty parlour, fresh chewy caramel is wax!

Caramel is a warm depiction of the manageress of this parlour, her two assistants, the seamstress across the way, her dotty sister or aunt or mum or similar, a local traffic cop and a customer or two as they pursue and interact in their diverse and troubled love lives.

I don't seem to have a lot more to add about this, although I did enjoy it and would recommend it to mature people especially any who like arty movies. 3.5/5

Anne's rating 3/5
Ian's rating 3/5

1 comment:

  1. Antony K3:55 pm

    I really enjoyed Caramel, there was something about it's understated storyline and interactions between the characters that i found fascinating. It is a very charming film.