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5 New Mystery-Filled Arabic Releases to Watch on Netflix Now

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Whispers is the Saudi Arabian Netflix original. Photo: Courtesy of Netflix

Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service is taking the richness of Arabic cinema and series to the world, streaming homegrown films to more than 190 countries. Don’t miss these new releases.

The Platform
Starring Maxim Khalil, Samr Ismaiel

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A programming genius creates an internet portal called The Platform, but is drawn into the dark world of extremism when his brother is found trapped by Isis.

Starring Abdul Mohsen Alnimer, Shaimaa Alfdl

The first-ever Saudi limited series is a gripping mystery thriller. When suspicions grow around the death of their patriarch, his family starts to peel back the truth and dark secrets come to light.

The Desert
Starring Mohamed Al Salman, Ali Kalthami, Meshal Al Jaser

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This series from Saudi presents six short films covering social taboos, extremism, nature, and the human psyche. 17th of Shaban tells the story of a couple meeting up for a date, an act prohibited in Saudi Arabia in the early 2000s; Wasati is based on the true story of extremists who attacked a play in Riyadh; and the science fiction short Predicament in Sight tells of a plane crash in the desert and its survivors who are forced to co-exist.

The Sculptor
Starring Bassel Khaiat, Amel Bouchoucha, Carole Abboud

Courtesy of Netflix

An art teacher returns to Beirut to teach sculpture. The mood quickly turns mysterious when he discovers clues that connected to the murder of his father.

Starring Ahmed Amin, Razane Jammal

Based on the bestselling thriller novel series by the late Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, Paranormal follows a haematologist as he tries to uncover the truth behind a series of supernatural events. His love interest, a university colleague played by Razane Jammal, follows him into the paranormal world.

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