City of Life

Synopsis: A privileged young male Arab at odds with his cultural identity and his less fortunate street smart friend; a disillusioned Indian taxi driver who bears an uncanny resemblance to a famous Bollywood star; and a former Romanian ballet dancer now working as a flight attendant and searching for love and companionship ... these individuals all live in Dubai and their lives are about to collide for better or for worse in a city where ambition, growth and opportunity are encouraged and dreams can still manifest. "City of Life" is an urban drama that tracks the various intersections of a multi-ethnic cast, examining how random interactions and their consequences can irrevocably impact another's life. As the name suggests, City of Life's inordinately humane kaleidoscope of converging experiences introduces a city that is in itself a living pulsating character. "City of Life" ultimately reveals how unexpected tragedy and loss can lead to hope and profound transformation as it explores and expose
Genre: Drama, Romance
119 min

What's wrong?


What the hell?

Sorry, wasn't meant for you two.

You idiot! Pay more attention!

Khalfan, he said he's sorry.

I did apologise but now

I've changed my mind.

Instead of standing there

with your boyfriend

get lost before I f*ck

the both of you!


Let me go!

I should have killed him!

I didn't mean to hit you

It's not like that, but...

He was huge bro!

Bro, you and I have bashed in bigger

heads than theirs before.

Yeah, but there's always a time

and a place for everything.

He can't see me like this!

Just sleep at mine.

We're not in high school any more.

Hey Fatima


You're covering now?


Where's Khalfan?

Khalfan's in the bathroom.

Is this what you're looking for?

Thank you!

We were playing football

and I just fell...

and hit my head.


You know what?

It really suits you.

What you two doing?

Khalfan, when are you going to

stop this childish nonsense?

You're gonna get hurt one day!

Fatima, we weren't fighting!

I'm your little sister, I know what

you're up to! Be honest with me!

- Fatima!


Close your mouth, big guy.

No but, I just wanted to say...

remember when we were younger

she used to be this annoying

little girl, and now she's...

Careful, huh!

Was gonna say 'all grown up'!

Well bro, you need anything?

Nah, see you later!

This is yours.

What's this?

Money for the exhaust

No, no way!



It was a gift!

Can I offer you anything sir?


Okay sir.


You can put this away

and try not to crease it.

What an asshole.

Who knows what's going on in his life.

Maybe he lost millions in stock exchange,

or his wife has just cheated on him or...

or...maybe he's just an asshole?

Or maybe he's just an asshole.

Uncle Basu!

Uncle Basu!

Uncle Basu!


Can we have the ball back please?

Do you have any idea how

much this is gonna cost me?

Sorry uncle, but we

have one over left!

It was a six!

No, broken window means you're out!

Enjoy-W, enjoy my man!

Not like you have to go through this!

Hey Basu, do your Peter Patel move!

Not now! I'm late.

Oh go on, please!

That's my bus. I have to run!




May I ask why the door's locked?

Sorry, didn't realise.

It's Friday if you forgot.

Get ready for the mosque

and stop this childish behaviour.

But father, I don't feel so good.

Of course you won't feel good

if you keep going to bed

so late in the night.

What happened to your face?

It's nothing.

Been fighting?

No father, I was playing

football and fell.

Playing football eh?


You know...

Almost a year now you've been

saying you're looking for work.

Till now we've seen nothing.

Know this...

Start of next week

you're working in the

real estate company

- But Father...

- No but or anything else!

Like you've heard!

Be there!

Or we'll see how tough you are

without a car and credit card!

Has anybody seen my wallet?


Excuse me

Pardon me


Goodbye sir

- Thank you

- Thank you

Have a nice day


Thank you, bye

Safe journey


Natalia, can I have a word please?

Thank you

Bye now

Salim, what are you doing?

Get a move on!

Eh, Basu!

Come here!

Is this the time you come?

Sorry, there was traffic

and I missed the bus

If this happens again,

I won't see you again.


Now go!

Listen here!

I'm watching you!

Ignore him. He is just jealous of you.

I've got good news.

They are shooting a

Bollywood movie in Dubai

and I know the security guy

so I can get you onto set.

Really? That's excellent.

Lets talk later before we get fired.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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