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2009 | Algeria, France, Belgium
Set in arid Tunisia, tall, quiet Malik, a 30-year-old Parisian architect, returns to his homeland after the death of his father. He's greeted warmly by his over-bearing, petulant mother and is immediately confronted with her expectation that he stay and get married. This now strange world of his youth, his mothers pressure and his barely hidden homosexuality set off anxiety attacks in Malik, who finally finds relief when he meets the darkly handsome handyman, Balil. They begin a tentative relationship, but Islamic mores, a still class conscience society, and the ever-presence of his mother threaten their young love. (subtitled)

Director - Mehdi Ben Attia

Starring - Claudia Cardinale, Antonin Stahly-Vishwanadan, Salim Kechiouche, Driss Ramdi

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    Set in arid Tunisia, tall, quiet Malik, a 30-year-old Parisian architect, returns to his homeland after the death of his father. He's greeted warmly by his over-bearing, petulant mother and is immediately confronted with her expectation that he stay and get married. This now strange world of his ...