Amira & Sam (2014)

Director
Sean Mullin

Main cast
Martin Starr; Dina Shihabi; Paul Wesley; Laith Nakli; David Rasche

Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy

Description
A soldier returns from Afghanistan and falls for an Iraqi woman avoiding deportation.


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