Arab Attraction

  • Austria
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Barbara Wally, the former director of the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg has been known throughout Austria for her outspoken feminist views for decades. During a 10-day vacation to Yemen, she falls in love with a young chauffeur named Khadher and becomes his second wife. “In every conversation, it was imperative that I become Muslim”, she explains. “He doesn’t want me to end up in hell.” So this atheist Austrian converts to Islam, prays five times a day, and says goodbye to her beloved bacon. The heavyset woman with long, dyed red hair drastically revises her point of view and questions post-feminist Western society.


  • Original title
    Arab Attraction
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Andreas Horvath, Monika Muskala
  • DOP
    Andreas Horvath, Monika Muskala
  • Music
    Richard Wagner
  • Duration
    119 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Colour
    • Colour
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