An engaged but a-polical nurse gets involved in a far right political party. Based on numerous recent events in France it actually is about how Front National operates and how it is perceived by the french.
Zahira, 18, is close to her family until her parents ask her to follow Pakistani tradition to choose a husband. Torn between family customs and her western lifestyle, the young woman turns for help to her brother and confidant Amir.
Lina El Arabi,
Just out of prison, Nas returns to his neighborhood, Pigalle, where he finds his friends and his older brother Arezki, boss of the bar Le Prestige. Nas is determined to recreate a name and Le Prestige could well serve as a springboard .
When I watched this terrific little gem, I could not prevent myself to think about Sidney Lumet's TWELVE ANGRY MEN, speaking of a group of men
jury members - locked in the room besides the court one and deciding
together of who was guilty. Here, it is not question of twelve men but eight or nine women, and in a prison. But it is not question of inmates, nor ward sisters. It is question here of visitors; women visiting their husbands, brothers, sons or fathers behind bars. A topic never spoken about in any movie. The perfect topic for a short length film. You have here an outstanding piece of work, pulled by awesome performances. Most of the cast are non professional actresses who give a more than realistic, poignant scenes. It was set in a real prison: Fleury Mérogis, near Paris. This jail is not shown under its best side, nor the wardens, old timers and rookies. A masterpiece this little but great character study.
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