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A Feature film by Philippe Faucon

Produced by Istiqlal Films

Release in France : 07/10/2015


    Fatima is a single mother with two daughters, Souad, a rebellious fifteen-year-old, and Nesrine, an eighteen-year-old who has just started medical studies. Fatima has a poor command of French, which causes her much frustration in her daily interaction with her daughters, both of whom are her pride and joy, driving force, and also the reason for many worries. In order to provide them with the best possible future, Fatima works shifts as a cleaning lady. One day, she falls down a staircase. Unable to work, Fatima starts writing down in Arabic everything that it has been impossible for her to say until then in French to her daughters.




    Trailer (English Subs)

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Istiqlal Films

    Foreign production company :

    Possibles Media

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

    Co-productions :

    Arte France Cinéma, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

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    International releases (11)

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    Photos (8)

    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producers :

    Philippe Faucon, Yasmina Nini-Faucon

    Sound Recordist :

    Thierry Morlaas-Lurbe

    Screenwriters :

    Philippe Faucon, Mustapha Kharmoudi

    Director of Photography :

    Laurent Fénart

    Production Manager :

    Laurent Lecêtre

    Editor :

    Sophie Mandonnet

    Music Composer :

    Robert Marcel Lepage

    Costume designer :

    Nezha Rahil

    Location Manager :

    Luc Tramon

    Assistant director :

    Marie Fischer

    Line Producer :

    Nadim Cheikhrouha

    Co-producers :

    Rémi Burah, Olivier Père

    Assistant Operators :

    Marie Deshayes, Laurence Bernard

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Robert Schlockoff

    Continuity supervisor :

    Géraldine Depardon

    Casting :

    David El Hakim

    Sound Mixer :

    Louis Gignac

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Canada

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Canada)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 19 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

    Posters (4)


    News (15)

    Selections (19)

    Festival du Film Francophone de Grèce  - 2019

    Festival du Film Francophone de Grèce (Greece, 2019)


    Carte blanche et présentation au public

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2016

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2016)

    Selection (4)

    Most Promising Actress : Zita Hanrot

    Best Film

    Best Screen Adaptation : Philippe Faucon

    Best Actress : Soria Zeroual

    Directors' Fortnight - 2015

    Directors' Fortnight (France, 2015)


    Official Selection

    Awards (4)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2016

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2016)

    Awards (3)

    César Award for Most Promising Actress : Zita Hanrot

    César Award for Best Adapted Screenplay : Philippe Faucon

    César Award for Best Film

    Lumiere Awards - 2016

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2016)


    Meilleur scénario : Philippe Faucon

    Louis Delluc Prize - 2015

    Louis Delluc Prize (France, 2015)


    Louis Delluc Prize : Philippe Faucon

    Delegations (5)

    Presskit (2)