Wadjda (2012)

Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living 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 of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn't be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda's mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself...

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 99% / Audience 88%

8/10

Rated PG 1 hr 40 mins

GENRES
Drama
DIRECTION
Haifaa Al-Mansour
CAST
Reem Abdullah  •  Waad Mohammed  •  Abdullrahman Algohani  •  Ahd

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Reem Abdullah Mother
Waad Mohammed Wadjda
Abdullrahman Algohani Abdullah
Ahd Ms. Hussa
Sultan Al Assaf Father
Dana Abdullilah Salma
Rehab Ahmed Noura
Rafa Al Sanea Fatima
Sara Aljaber Leila
Noura Faisal Abeer
Talal Loay Abeer's Young Man
Sami Hazim Abdullah's uncle