French release July 11, 2007
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.
Sunday Morning Productions
In coproduction with
Arte France Cinéma
French distributor and International Sales
Les Films du Losange
Laith Média Alger
Lumières Award 2008
Best French Language Film
Cabourg Romantic Film Festival, Paris Cinéma, Namur, Rio de Janeiro, Casablanca, Rome, Stockholm, Le Caire, Beyrouth.