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  • Summary: The film story covers the arrival of immigrant Circassians to Ottoman Transjordan in the year 1900. Dostoyevsky said 'Beauty will save the world'... and this film is based on such a perception. The film shows the different aspects of two cultures, the Bedouin and the Circassian, who were thrown together unwillingly by historical providence, creating a perfect recipe for controversy and violence but saved by the miraculous powers of innocent, unexpected love. This is a story of two young souls who fall passionately in love and by so doing create the opportunity for conflict and bloodshed... as well as for potential harmony and peaceful coexistence; the quintessence of drama, when the pendulum could swing in either direction. (Sindika Productions) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Rachel Saltz
    Nov 4, 2011
    Mr. Quandour's utopian vision may seem improbable - that fairy tale quality again - but his odd, guileless, folkloric movie doesn't feel cloying so much as something from a different world.
  2. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Nov 4, 2011
    Despite much verbal huffing and puffing, rifle waving and scimitar rattling, Cherkess proceeds with an astounding lack of action.
  3. Reviewed by: Violet Lucca
    Nov 1, 2011
    In addition to the droll baby talk, any emotional resonance is undercut by the lead actress's rather unfortunate Snooki-esque hair and makeup.
  4. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Nov 3, 2011
    But that hardly matters, as Cherkess is so inept it inspires appreciation of the craft that goes into even grade-B romantic melodrama such as last year's "The Other Woman."
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