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Sorry, Haters is a 2005 film written and directed by Jeff Stanzler, starring Robin Wright Penn, Abdel Kechiche, Élodie Bouchez and Sandra Oh, distributed by IFC Films. It was an "official selection" in both the Toronto and American Film Institute film festivals. It was released on DVD on August 8, 2006.

Sorry, Haters
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Promotional movie poster
Directed byJeff Stanzler
Written byJeff Stanzler
StarringRobin Wright Penn
Abdel Kechiche
Élodie Bouchez
Sandra Oh
CinematographyMauricio Rubinstein
Edited byAnnette Davey, Susan Graef
Distributed byIFC Films
Release date
Running time
83 min.
CountryUnited States


Plot summaryEdit

Ashade (Abdel Kechiche), a New York City taxicab driver from Syria encounters a strange fare in Phoebe, played by Robin Wright Penn. The lead character, bitter from a recent divorce, forces friendship upon Ashade who accepts it very reluctantly. When she learns of Ashade's family's legal problems, she imposes upon him further. This imposition reveals a dangerous side to Phoebe, causing Ashade to flee their brief friendship. Phoebe retaliates in spite, turning Ashade's life upside-down. In order to put his life back in order, Ashade must seek out Phoebe and enlist her help, and in doing so, he learns about and falls prey to her dark secret.


In 2007, Sorry, Haters was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Female Lead.


The film was shot in 5 days.[citation needed]

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