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Release Date: 2003

DVD Release Date: July 11th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
A middle-aged Frenchman (Pascal Greggory) becomes obsessed with a 19-year-old Arabian (Najat Benssallem) who has a troubled past.

Cast: Pascal Greggory, Najat Benssallem, Ilham Abdelwahed, Hassan Khissal, Oum El Aid Ait Youss, Zineb Ouchita, Fatiha Khoulaki, Ahmed Akensouss

Director: Jacques Doillon

Genres: Drama

Production Co: France 3 Cinema, Les Films du Losange

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Subtle filmmaking and true-as-life acting make this an acute psychological drama with an engrossing sociological subtext. It stands with Doillon's best work. show more

  • There's little to enjoy in this unsettling tale, but Doillan's unblinking depiction of manipulation and desperation stays with you long after the characters make the deals that seal their unjust fates. show more

  • Doillon never lets his characters slide into cliche. They act and react from a wealth of contradictory impulses and long-standing prejudices in this masterful tale of frustrated desire. show more

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