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Just Like a Woman (2012)

  • Rate: 5.6/10 total 427 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 5 July 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:90 min
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Just Like a Woman (2012)

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  • IMDb page: Just Like a Woman (2012)
  • Rate: 5.6/10 total 427 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 5 July 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:90 min
  • Filming Location: Hollis, Oklahoma, USA
  • Director: Rachid Bouchareb
  • Stars: Sienna Miller, Golshifteh Farahani, Bahar Soomekh | See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Éric Neveux   
  • Soundtrack: Habibi Dah

Writing Credits By:

  • Joelle Touma  written by and
  • Marion Doussot  writer

Known Trivia

    Plot: Two women get on the highway heading to Santa Fe. Marilyn dreams of winning a contest held by a famous belly dancing company, while her friend, Mona, has a secret: she's a fugitive from justice – accused of her mother-in-law's death. Full summary » |  »

    Story: Mona (Golshifteh Farahani), 26, an immigrant from North Africa, runs her in-laws’ mini market in Chicago. She’s married to Mourad, a man who can’t stand up to his authoritarian mother. Mona is harassed by her mother-in-law because after five years of marriage, she hasn’t be able to get pregnant, something that’s considered a shame and a taboo in her culture. Marilyn (Sienna Miller), 29, is a receptionist at a computer repair company. Her marriage with Harvey is on the ropes. The only thing in her life that makes her happy is her belly dance class, a passion shared by Mona. Dancing at family gatherings lifts her spirits up and makes her forget the misery of her daily life. Marilyn shops at Mona’s mini-market. They’ve become friends. One morning, Mona’s mother-in-law is found dead in her bed. Mona realizes that she mixed the wrong dose while preparing her medicine. Realizing that she might be accused of murder, Mona runs away and flees Chicago by bus. Marilyn loses her job because of … Written byCohen Media Group

    FullCast & Crew

    Produced By:

    • Allen Bain known as producer
    • Jean Bréhat known as producer
    • Charles S. Cohen known as producer
    • Gianluca Curti known as co-producer
    • Matthieu de Braconier known as co-producer
    • Bertrand Faivre known as co-producer
    • Francesca Manno known as producer
    • Brent Morris known as line producer: New Mexico
    • Jesse Scolaro known as producer
    • Jonna Walsh known as line producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Sienna Miller known as Marilyn
    • Golshifteh Farahani known as Mona
    • Bahar Soomekh known as Soha
    • Tim Guinee known as George
    • Roschdy Zem known as Mourad
    • Chafia Boudraa known as La mère de Mourad
    • Jesse Bob Harper known as Harvey
    • Sayed Badreya known as Tarek
    • Usman Ally known as Ousman
    • Paolina Cimino known as Belly Dancer
    • Richard Cotovsky known as Homeless Man
    • Michael Ehlers known as Peter
    • Lorena Fernández known as Belly Dancer
    • Doug James known as George's Father
    • Kimberly Kiegel known as Woman Judge
    • Dan Latham known as Bus Passenger
    • Loren Lazerine known as Ron
    • Mike Miller known as Neighbor
    • Amy Olson known as Delivery Woman
    • Francisco Peramos known as Judge
    • Aaron Walters known as Suspect
    • Rebekah Ward known as Rebecca (as Rebekah Ward-Hays)
    • Mary R. Woods known as Neighbor Wife
    • Ruben Nakai Campana known as Indian Youth (uncredited)



    Supporting Department

    Makeup Department:
    • Vanessa Jaramillo known as makeup department head: New Mexico
    • Lisa Jelic known as department head hair
    • Yvette Meely known as hair department head
    • Zsofia Otvos known as makeup department head

    Art Department:

    • Jeff Creath known as property master: Chicago
    • J.D. Jacoby known as assistant property master: New Mexico
    • Dan Machalinski known as art department intern
    • Kevin Pierce known as assistant art director: New Mexico
    • Kevin Pierce known as set decorator: New Mexico
    • Tracy Reuter known as assistant to production designer
    • Jessica Voogd known as assistant property master
    • Jeffri Welsh known as property master




    Production Companies:

    • Taghit llc
    • Doha Film Institute, The
    • Cohen Media Group
    • 3B Productions
    • 7th Floor, The
    • Arte
    • Bureau, The
    • Minerva Pictures
    • Minerva Pictures

    Other Companies:

    • Fletcher Chicago  COSMoS digital lab services
    • Atelier VFX  post-production (visual effects)
    • Atmosphere Casting of Chicago  extras casting: Chicago
    • Film Music Services  composer's agency
    • Fletcher Chicago  camera equipment provided by (as Fletcher Camera & Lenses)
    • Mediacom 24-7  accommodation agent


    • Cohen Media Group (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
    • StraDa Films (2013) (Greece) (theatrical)



    Other Stuff

    Visual Effects by:
    • Antoine Marbach known as visual effects producer
    • Damien Stumpf known as visual effects supervisor

    MPAA: Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality



    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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