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Certified Halal

Certified Halal

A Feature film by Mahmoud Zemmouri

Produced by Fennec Productions

Release in France : 13/05/2015

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Actors (8)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Fennec Productions

French distribution :

MLA Films

Foreign production company :

Monkey Productions


In a remote farm in the Maghreb, Hadj Achour is about to give his daughter Sultana to the youngest member of the Laroubi family. Everything is going perfectly, apart from a little detail: the carburator of the family car, a Renault 12, an integral part of the trousseau, is faulty. After much prevarication, the dowry changes hands with a promise to deliver a new carburator before the marriage is consummated... In France, young Kenza causes a scandal in the high-rise projects where she lives. An activist of the "Neither Chooks Nor Doormats" group, she goes on a French television program to talk about an upsurge in virginity certificates among her community. Her brother, Chérif, is humiliated and asks his cousin Aziz to arrange his sister's marriage back home in their village. Attalah, a rich chicken farmer with a taste for young virgins, is the perfect match... Chérif drugs Kenza with GHB diluted in a flask of holy water, to trick pious Mabrouka who will be responsible for watching over Kenza. But he didn't take into account the drug's unpredictable effects. Kenza, veiled from head to foot, finds herself in a Mercedes decked out for a wedding - her own. When her car crosses paths with Sultana's wedding party, the trouble really begins...



Certified Halal

Trailer English Subs

Photos (9)

Full credits (9)

Screenwriters :

Marie-Laurence Attias, Mahmoud Zemmouri

Directors of Photography :

Bernard Vervoort, Alessandro Pesci

Production managers :

Marie-Laurence Attias, Mokhta Della

Editors :

Marie-Pierre Renaud, Malik Djaad

Music Composer :

Franck Lebon

Foreign Producer :

Gaetan DeDeken

Sound recordists :

Mathieu Pomès, Jérôme Ayasse

Press Attaché (film) :

Liliane Sloimovits

Continuity supervisor :

Sophie Bouteiller

Technical details

Feature film

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Production language :

Arabic, French

Coproducer countries :

France, Algeria

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Nationality :

Minority French (France, Algeria)

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Runtime :

1 h 25 min

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Audio format :

Digital 5.1