City of Life
Every day you can change another persons life without ever knowing it.
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.
19th Film for Around the World in May- UAE
The City Of Life perfectly captures life in Dubai and shows people who feel very real across the different strata of society.
The film overall is a good first effort and the first full length feature film to come out of the UAE and there are some really great shots of Dubai.
The story in itself is pretty straight forward about the daily lives and aspirations of different nationalities living in Dubai and it all comes down to climax a la Crash, with the ending being particularly literal to Crash.
Would recommend it to people who want to see life behind the scenes in Dubai