Netflix to release first original Arabic-language film next month

Netflix is ​​a global empire, which is broadcast directly into the eyes of over 220 million subscribers in hundreds of countries around the world, so the breadth of the company’s reach is nothing short of impressive.

While the biggest US-produced in-house originals still tend to dominate the conversation and the most-watched list on national shores, the streaming service has offshoots operating on virtually every continent, regularly producing feature films and episodic content, some of which turn out to be international phenomena.

perfect strangers

However, Netflix has just taken another step forward by announcing that the 18th (yes, you read that right) localized remake of the 2016 Italian effort. Perfect strangers will be the platform’s first Arabic-language original. Paolo Genovese’s OG holds a world record for being the most remade movie of all time, which is a bit mind-boggling when you consider that it only came out five years ago.

Nadine Labaki, Mona Zaki, Eyad Nassar, Georges Khabbaz, Adel Karam, Fouad Yammine and Diamand Abou Abboud will play seven friends who meet for dinner to play a game that soon uncovers deep and dark secrets, as it did. in each version.

Perfect strangers # 19 hits Netflix in January 2022, debuting in no less than 190 countries.