DUBAI: The Arabic remake of the hit Italian feature “Perfect Strangers” is coming to Netflix on Jan. 20, 2022, the streaming giant announced this week.
The film, with 18 national versions, tells the story of seven close friends who get together for dinner, and decide to play a game that involves placing their cell phones on the dinner table, and agreeing to share every call, text and voice message as it comes.
What starts out as fun quickly unravels as untold secrets reveal more than expected.
The Arabic version, titled “As-hab wala A’az,” features a pan-Arab cast, including Lebanese award-winning director and actor Nadine Labaki, Egyptian star Mona Zaki, Jordanian-Egyptian icon Eyad Nassar, and Lebanese actors Georges Khabbaz and Adel Karam, Fouad Yammine and Diamand Abou Abboud.
The film marks Wissam Smayra’s debut as a film director.