Lilia, a widow, rediscovers her sexuality by chance through part-time work as a seamstress for a group of nightclub dancers. Enchanted by the exotic nocturnal world of belly dancing and pleasure-seekers, she strikes up a relationship with one of the musicians.
She later discovers that he is also dating her teenage daughter, jeopardising relations with both. Filmed with great sensuality, this film is a sumptuous celebration of the female form as Lilia transforms from a frumpy, withdrawn mother to a flamboyant, confident sexual goddess.
France/Tunisia - 2002 - 1 h 29 mn - Director : Raja Amari - Production : Alain Rozanes, Pascal Verroust, Dora Bouchoucha Fourati - Scriptwriter : Raja Amari - DoP: Diane Baratier - Art Direction: Kaïs Rostom - Editing : Pauline Dairou - Music : Nawfel El-Manaa - Sound : Frédéric de Ravignan - Cast: Hiam Abbass, Hend El-Fahem, Maher Kamoun, Monia Hichri, Faouzia Badr, Nadra Lamloum -
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