By Nadir Moknèche

French release July 11, 2007

Duration 2h14

With Biyouna, Nadia Kaci, Aylin Prandi, Daniel Lundh

Screenplay by Nadir Moknèche

Original soundtrack by Pierre Bastaroli

Synopsis Need a building permit? Feeling lonely tonight? Call the national benefactress, Madame Aldjeria – she has the answer. When it comes to surviving in today’s Algeria, no scam is too daunting for the woman who has adopted her country’s name. If they’re pretty and lacking in principles, her recruits can make a career for themselves. The latest of these, Paloma, is quite a hit, especially with Riyad, Madame Aldjeria’s son. But the purchase of Caracalla Springs, the dream that should allow Aldjeria’s clan to start a new life, proves to be one scam too many.

Produced by
Sunday Morning Productions

In coproduction with
Arte France Cinéma

French distributor and International Sales
Les Films du Losange

Supported by
Canal +
Poste Image
Programme Media
Laith Média Alger

Lumières Award 2008
Best French Language Film

Festival Selections
Cabourg Romantic Film Festival, Paris Cinéma, Namur, Rio de Janeiro, Casablanca, Rome, Stockholm, Le Caire, Beyrouth.