‘City of Life’ will tell the story of three individuals played by UAE local Saoud Al Ka’abi, Alexandra Maria Lara and Bollywood hot prospect Sonu Sood living in Dubai and how the briefest of encounters can change lives forever. A wealthy Emirati man, an Indian taxi driver and a western woman’s fates will spiral in very different directions, for better or worse, as a result of their interactions in and around the city.
The movie, which will start principal photography in February and hopefully be an entry in next year’s DIFF, will have each of the characters speaking their native languages; Arabic, English and Hindi with subtitles in English. From the high end villas in exclusive locations to the more humble residential areas, each sector of
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Tim Smythe, the picture’s producer commented on the business side. “It’s an adequate budget for a complex film. There are stunts and a large cast. It is worth mentioning though that financing was secured a year ago so we are not affected by the economic crisis.” He added, “This is going to set a precedent for filmmaking in the UAE and hopefully after us a director will be able to come along and make films in an easier and more cost effective way.”
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