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The Wedding Song

Release Date: October 23rd, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
In Tunis, Tunisia, during the Nazi occupation of World War II, the lives of two young women -- Jewish Myriam (Lizzie Brocheré) and Muslim Nour (Olympe Borval) -- are forever changed by the spread of anti-Semitism. Myriam's family, saddled by financial burden, is pressuring Myriam to marry a wealthy doctor. Meanwhile, Nour's fiancé, Khaled (Najib Oudghiri), whose wedding is contingent on finding a job, entertains thoughts of becoming a functionary in the Nazi propaganda machine.

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Genres: Drama, War

Distributor: Strand Releasing

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • The movie's distinction, however, lies in two lovely performances, and in the passion and pain of parallel lives--both girls suffering at the hands of men, both struggling to understand the brutality of the world they must share. show more

  • The performances by neophite actresses Olympe Borval and Lizzie Brochere make the film special. show more

  • Albou’s film conjures an irresistibly evocative atmosphere of stifling limitations, as well as a frank view of the female body that vacillates between carnal, sacrificial and beatific. Its caustic beauty is hard to shake. show more

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