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Certified Halal

Certified Halal

A Feature film by Mahmoud Zemmouri

Produced by Fennec Productions

Release in France : 13/05/2015


    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

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Fennec Productions

    French distribution :

    MLA Films

    Foreign production company :

    Monkey Productions

    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