French release April 7, 2004
With Lubna Azabal, Biyouna, Nadia Kaci, Jalil Naciri, Waguih Takla, Lounès Tazairt, Aissa Fabien Busetta, Akim Isker
Screenplay by Nadir Moknèche
Original soundtrack by Pierre Bastaroli
Synopsis Algiers, the winter of 2003. Three women, a mother, her daughter and a prostitute have been living in a hotel in the centre of town since the start of the violence.
Goucem, the daughter, has made an emancipated life for herself, working for a photographer, taking a generous, married lover and spending steamy weekends in nightclubs.
Fifi, her faithful friend, prostitutes herself, under the thumb of a powerful and "kind" protector.
Papicha, the mother, eats pizzas in front of the TV, torn between fear and the nostalgia of her former fame as a cabaret dancer.
And even if death is constantly and insidiously at their doorstep, they resolutely refuse to give up the fight!
Sunday Morning Productions
In coproduction with
Arte France Cinéma
Need Productions - Belgium
BL Prod - Algeria
French distributor and International sales
Les Films du Losange
« Year of Algeria »’s French Committee
French Community in Belgium
International Festival of Francophone Film & Video in Acadie (Fifca)
Best Feature Film Prize
Bratislava International Film Festival
Athens International Film Festival
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