Q&A with Omar Sharif

In Monsieur Ibrahim, opening in limited release on Dec. 5, Omar Sharif plays an Arab grocer who befriends a Jewish boy.

You stopped making movies a few years ago. How come?

Darling, I was making for the last 25 years rubbish movies. I couldn't stand myself anymore.

Why return to acting for this one?

I thought I should make a statement as a popular person in the Arab world. I wanted to say, look, it is possible to ... love each other.

How's your love life?

I have none. I don't want to be the slave of...

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