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Fatma

A Feature film by Khaled Ghorbal

Produced by Mandala Productions

Release in France : 27/02/2002

    Synopsis

    One night Fatma, a teenager living in Sfax, is raped by her cousin.
    Although she decides to keep quiet about it, Fatma is far from resigned: she wins her first battle and goes to study in faraway Tunis.
    No longer held back by family constraints, Fatma’s life takes on a whole other dimension: she is free to question, discover, experience new things.
    She gets a job teaching in Soundous, a remote village, where she meets Aziz, a brilliant and open-minded doctor. Fatma wants to marry the man she loves and decides to get her hymen sewn together again.
    However, in a conventional and hostile society, their relationship puts Fatma and Aziz in a very dicey situation.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Mandala Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

    Foreign production company :

    Amilcar

    French distribution :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

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    Subject

    “This film is based on a true story. I wanted to make film that, like my country, could be understood on many levels. Fatma’s personality is shaped by her encounters with people and places. Tunisian women are still confronted with the urgent need to speak out. Speaking out is the best way to resist a nostalgic revival of practices that make women subservient. May this film be a modest contribution to that speaking out." Khaled Ghorbal

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Francine Jean-Baptiste

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Luc Lhuillier

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Monica Donati

    Production Designer :

    Claude Bennys

    Costume designer :

    Nadia Anane

    Screenwriter :

    Khaled Ghorbal

    Sound Recordist :

    Hachmi Joulak

    Editor :

    Andrée Davanture

    Music Composer :

    Foued Ghorbal

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    Arabic

    Production country :

    Tunisia

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Tunisia)

    Production year :

    2001

    French release :

    27/02/2002

    Runtime :

    2 h 4 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    88.596

    Visa issue date :

    14/02/2002

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)

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