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Clay Dolls

Clay Dolls

A Feature film by Nouri Bouzid

Release in France : 29/09/2004

    Synopsis

    Omrane, 40, former domestic, feels liberated when he sets up a modest housekeeping business. He transports “maids of all work” in his delivery van from his native village – renowned for the women’s know-how in the arts of Berber pottery – to the nouveau riche families recently settled in the posh part of town.
    He vouches for the women’s safety and for their salaries to their parents.
    Rebeh, rebellious and beautiful, is his most exuberant employee. Although submerged by harsh housework, she gets caught on the breeze of freedom and the joys of life and takes off.
    She remains on Omrane’s conscience and he sets out to look for her in the city. He’s accompanied by Fedah, 9, one of his new girls who’s yet to find a job. The little girl discovers the city, modeling dolls from the lump of clay that she has brought along with her. Once they’re finished, she squashes them flat.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Foreign production companies :

    Nouveau Regard, Soread 2M

    French distribution :

    Colifilms Distribution

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    Subject

    The film was awarded the Oecumenical Jury Prize at the 2003 Fribourg International Film Festival, the Bayard d'Or for Best Actor and Best Actress, as well as the nomination for the Bayard d'Or for Best Film at the 2002 Namur International Festival of French-Language Film and the Audience Award at the 2002 Nantes Festival des Trois Continents.

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    Full credits (9)

    Screenwriter :

    Nouri Bouzid

    Sound Recordist :

    Faouzi Thabet

    Production Manager :

    Hassen Daldoul

    Editors :

    Caroline Émery, Anita Fernandez, Benoît Bruwier, Ingrid Ralet

    Music Composer :

    Rabii Zamouri

    Directors of Photography :

    Tarek Ben Abdallah, Gilberto Azevedo

    Camera Operator :

    Sofian El Fani

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Isabelle Buron

    Production Designer :

    Khaled Joulak

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Tunisia, Morocco

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (France, Tunisia, Morocco)

    Production year :

    2002

    French release :

    29/09/2004

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    103.540

    Visa issue date :

    30/07/2004

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby DTS

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Awards

    Namur International French-Language Film Festival - 2002

    Namur International French-Language Film Festival (Belgium, 2002)

    Awards (2)

    Golden Bayard for Best Actress : Hend Sabri

    Golden Bayard for Best Actor : Ahmed Hafiane

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