STARTING OVER IS BITTERSWEET

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STARTING OVER IS BITTERSWEET

After the bombing of his father's chocolate factory, a charming young Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new Canadian small-town life, caught between following his dream to become a doctor and preserving his family's chocolate-making legacy. Based on the incredible internationally recognised true story.

key cast

Hatem Ali as Issam

Ayham Abou Ammar as Tareq

Yara Sabri as Shahnaz

genre:

Drama

run time:

96 mins

Rating:

CTC

G

PG

M

Ma 15+

director:

Jonathan Keijser

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key cast

Jim Caviezel as tim ballard

(The Passion of the Christ, Infidel)

Mira Sorvino as katherine ballard

(The Replacement Killers, Mighty Aphrodite)

Eduardo Verástegui as paul

(Bella, Little Boy)

Bill Camp as vampiro

(Birdman, 12 Years a Slave)

Gerardo Taracena as El Alacrán

(Birdman, 12 Years a Slave)

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key cast

Jim Caviezel as tim ballard

(The Passion of the Christ, Infidel)

Mira Sorvino as katherine ballard

(The Replacement Killers, Mighty Aphrodite)

Eduardo Verástegui as paul

(Bella, Little Boy)

Bill Camp as vampiro

(Birdman, 12 Years a Slave)

Gerardo Taracena as El Alacrán

(Birdman, 12 Years a Slave)

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Peace By Chocolate

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key cast

Jim Caviezel as tim ballard

(The Passion of the Christ, Infidel)

Mira Sorvino as katherine ballard

(The Replacement Killers, Mighty Aphrodite)

Eduardo Verástegui as paul

(Bella, Little Boy)

Bill Camp as vampiro

(Birdman, 12 Years a Slave)

Gerardo Taracena as El Alacrán

(Birdman, 12 Years a Slave)

reviews

WOW, it was a real joy to watch this movie. a beautiful sucess story after all the hardship this and other Syrian families have been through in the last 10 years.

Mazen Sharif

A lovely beautiful film, showing the resilience of the Syrians and the positive value of migration and cultural diversity.

Rana Jaber

Wonderful, heartwarming story, beautifully told and desperately needed in these times.

Kathy Zubik

72%

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