5 user

Solitaire (2016)

Therese, the mayor's wife in a Lebanese village, joyfully prepares for an overnight visit of her daughter's suitor and his parents. She excitedly shares the happy news of the engagement ... See full summary »



(co-writer), (co-writer)
1 nomination. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ismaii (2017)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Despite living in a doomed country that hangs by a thread, Joud, a handsome sound engineer meets and falls in love with strong and free-spirited Rana. The young lovers, from completely ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Aractingi
Stars: Nagham Abboud, Rafik Ali Ahmad, Bshara Atallah
Nour I (2017)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

my name is Nour, I am 14 and I have a marriage which I can't evade...my marriage!

Director: Kahlil Dreyfus Zaarour
Stars: Nibal Arakji, Vanessa Ayoub, Julia Kassar
Tramontane (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. He sings in a choir and edits Braille documents for an income. His life unravels when he tries to apply for a passport and ... See full summary »

Director: Vatche Boulghourjian
Stars: Barakat Jabbour, Julia Kassar, Toufic Barakat
Ghost Hunting (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Director Raed Andoni places a newspaper advertisement in Ramallah. He is looking for former inmates of the Moskobiya interrogation centre in Jerusalem. In his ad he asks that the men should... See full summary »

Director: Raed Andoni
Stars: Ramzi Maqdisi, Mohammed Khattab, Raed Andoni
Le voyageur (2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A travel agent who has never travelled is sent on a business trip to Paris, only to find himself confronted by temptations he cannot handle.

Director: Hadi Ghandour
Stars: Rodrigue Sleiman, Donia Eden, Aïda Sabra
L'insulte (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media ... See full summary »

Director: Ziad Doueiri
Stars: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh
Mawlana (2016)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A seemingly traditional journey of a young sheikh in a governmental mosque who moves from leading prayers to becoming a TV celebrity issuing "fatwas" that are accepted by millions who have ... See full summary »

Director: Magdy Ahmed Aly
Stars: Amr Saad, Dorra Zarrouk, Ahmad Magdi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.

Director: Nadine Labaki
Stars: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf
West Beirut (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: ... See full summary »

Director: Ziad Doueiri
Stars: Rami Doueiri, Naamar Sahli, Mohamad Chamas
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Intending to smuggle drugs across the borders, a small-time Lebanese drug-dealer slyly manipulates public opinion with the help of an underrated filmmaker.

Director: Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya
Stars: Alain Saadeh, Fouad Yammine, Wissam Fares
The Kite (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the... See full summary »

Director: Randa Chahal Sabag
Stars: Flavia Bechara, Maher Bsaibes, Randa Asmar
Caramel (2007)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut.

Director: Nadine Labaki
Stars: Nadine Labaki, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisèle Aouad


Credited cast:
Julia Kassar ...
Ali El Khalil ...
Bassam Kousa ...
Nadine Khoury ...
Betty Taoutal ...
Jaber Jokhadar ...
Serena Chami ...
Said Serhan ...
Daniel Balaban ...
Nicole Kamato ...
Samir Youssef ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emile Assaad ...
Bassam Al Baroud
Fadi Ataya ...
Best Man
Mireille Tabsharani Baaklini ...
Tango Class Woman
Rami Challita ...


Therese, the mayor's wife in a Lebanese village, joyfully prepares for an overnight visit of her daughter's suitor and his parents. She excitedly shares the happy news of the engagement with pictures of her beloved brother who was killed by a Syrian bomb 20 years ago and is still bizarrely present in every corner of her house. Only when the long-awaited guests are at her doorstep, she discovers they are Syrian; this engagement will only happen over Therese's dead body! Written by Nadia Eliewat & Sophie Boutros

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama




| |


Release Date:

16 March 2017 (Lebanon)  »

Also Known As:

Den syriska förlovningsringen  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$650,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)


(HD)| (DCP)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Saved by Julia and Bassam
22 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

I watched Mahbas/solitaire, I did laugh, but I am totally ambivalent about the movie... For a Lebanized version of "guess who's coming to dinner", I was expecting more... I mean when you copy a plot, you should have enough time to care for the details... It was said that the movie tries to heal through art that conflict/racism between Lebanese and Syrians, while all it did, was use that Lebanese/Syrian conflict to create a shallow chansonnier-like comedy... It laid cliché jokes from both sides, that reached nowhere... That movie mocked the Lebanese/Syrian conflict, But decided to solve the conflict with a fictitious invisible magical wand instead of trying to find a more realistic way... Some scars need to be bled again to heal... This conflict is one of them, arguments and counter arguments, screams and even fights, real ones needed to happen, to find a way out of this... Not just a kiss and hug without mentioning anything!

One has to give credit to two actors: Julia Kassar and Bassam Koussa... These two seemed like the only credible characters in the movie, and the only ones who did a great job... Kassar's was able to convey all the emotions she felt with a simple facial expression, and Koussa was able to give that comedic atmosphere without turning himself into a hysteric clown... Other than the two mentioned actors, the rest of the actors were either too over-acting with annoying big hand gestures or neophytes trying their best to recite their lines in a school play while praying the teacher doesn't ask them to do something out of the ordinary... The Scenario was seriously naive at times, especially when the lovers are talking to each other...

You'd laugh while watching it, but I'm not sure you'd remember it once the credits start rolling, and I certainly don't think it'll offer anything but a good laugh because of the clichés Lebanese Syrian fights, no healing, no dealing no nothing...

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

'Star Wars' Creatures We Love

"The IMDb Show" breaks down the origins of some iconic Star Wars creatures. Plus, legendary sword choreographer Tim Weske explains the basics of lightsaber combat.

Watch now