DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: Golshifteh Farahani & Sienna Miller in Road Movie ‘Just Like a Woman »


DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: Golshifteh Farahani & Sienna Miller in Road Movie ‘Just Like a Woman »
by Darius Kadivar

A Chicago housewife runs off to Las Vegas to compete in a belly dancing competition. (Source : PersianRealm)

Just Like a Woman (2012) Directed by Rachid Bouchareb, Starring Golshifteh Farahani, Sienna Miller, Roschdy Zem and Tim Guinee

Official Trailer :

Plot: American housewife and a North African woman who travel from Chicago to Las Vegas to participate in a belly dance competition. The film is a co-production between companies in France, the United Kingdom and the United States. Directed by Rachid Bouchareb is a French Algerian filmmaker who has been nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar three times. Bouchareb intends it to be the first in a trilogy about the relation between North America and the Arab world …





A Cross Between 'Thelma and Louise' and 'Whatever Lola Wants'



Ridley Scott’s ‘Thelma and Louise’ (1991) starring Gina Davis and Susan Sarandon:

An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird.

Nabil Ayouch’s Whaever Lola Wants (2007) starring Achmed Akkabi, Milia Ayache and Assaad Bouab:

A New York postal worker travels to Egypt to take belly dancing lessons from a legendary instructor.

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