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Release Date:
27 December 2000 (France) See more »
4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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The past strikes again! See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)
Rabia Ben Abdallah ... Aicha (as Rabiaa Ben Abdallah)
Sabah Bouzouita ... Zeineb
Ghalia Benali ... Meriem (as Ghalla Ben Ali)

Hend Sabry ... Emna (as Hend Sabri)
Ezzedine Gannoun ... Said (as Ezzedine Guennoun)
Mouna Noureddine ... Matriarch
Azza Baaziz ... Meriem as a child
Lilia Falkat ... Emna as a child
Adel Hergal ... Aziz
Houyem Rassaa ... Zohra
Kaouther Bel Haj Ali ... Fatma
Néjib Belkadhi ... Sami
Jamal Madani ... Younes
Sadok Boutouria ... Am Ali
Zakia Ben Ayed ... Regaya
Meherzia Ben Nasser ... Mahbouba
Ikram Azouz ... Slimane
Ahmed Hafiene ... Ghali, the schoolteacher
Ali Kherimi ... Nabil
Leïla Chebbi ... Salha
Wajiha Jendoubi ... Salwa, the seaside friend
Habiba Soussi ... Ftima
Khaled Gheffed ... Fishmonger
Chedly Ben Messaoud ... Doctor
Tarek Zammouri ... Hamed
Hatem Maroub ... Strapping lad
Brahim Saidi ... Strapping lad
Gueith Barkallah ... Faycal
Sabrine Ben Jeddy ... Young woman in Menzel
Rami Anane ... Young woman in Menzel
Habiba Douzi ... Wise woman
Jalila Farjalla ... Djerba, dancing girl

Directed by
Moufida Tlatli 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nouri Bouzid 
Moufida Tlatli 

Produced by
Dora Bouchoucha Fourati .... executive producer
Margaret Ménégoz .... producer
Nathalie Nghet .... executive producer
Mohamed Tlatli .... producer
Original Music by
Anouar Brahem 
Cinematography by
Youssef Ben Youssef 
Film Editing by
Isabelle Devinck 
Claire Le Villain 
Marie Liotard 
Naama Mejri 
Production Design by
Claude Bennys 
Nouri Bouzid 
Khaled Joulak 
Costume Design by
Nadia Anane 
Claude Bennys 
Naama Mejri 
Makeup Department
Mouna ben Abda .... makeup artist
Essia Baaziz .... hair stylist
Hinde Boujemaa .... hair stylist
Fatma Jaziri .... makeup artist
Production Management
Touhami Kochbati .... production manager
Hammadi Riahi .... unit manager
Hervé Ruet .... unit manager
Neji Zahrouni .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Senda Anane .... assistant director
Mounir Baaziz .... assistant director
Saïda Ben Mahmoud .... assistant director
Hervé Grandsart .... assistant director
Narjess Krichen .... assistant director
Michel Lisowski .... assistant director
Frida Marzouk .... assistant director
Mohamed Ali Mihoub .... assistant director
Elyes Zrelli .... assistant director
Sound Department
Serge Arthus .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Karim Guemira .... boom operator
Thierry Lebon .... sound mixer
Thierry Lebon .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... sound effects editor
Mourad Louanchi .... sound editor
Mario Melchiorri .... sound effects editor
Gréggory Poncelet .... sound recordist (as Grégory Poncelet)
Faouzi Thabet .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Skander Dhaoui .... lighting technician
Mondher El Gaied .... grip
Lotfi Siala .... lighting technician
Hassen Tebbi .... grip
Editorial Department
Christel Dewynter .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bruno Mercere .... music mixer
Other crew
Amira Chemakhi .... production administrator
Salem Joulak .... production administrator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La saison des hommes" - Tunisia (original title)
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France:122 min | Germany:124 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-7 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The past strikes again!, 8 December 2004
Author: Scherif kader from Egypt

Not as grand as the superb silences of the palace but not bad at all. Aicha takes her autistic son & 2 daughters back to the island of djerba as her marriage is suffering. There the women of djerba make rugs & carpets most of the year & then their husbands come for one month to collect them & head back to their bazaar shops in tunisia the capital, hence the name, season of men. Moufida does repeat here the haunting past with secrets like she did in silences of the palace. I couldn't sympathies with hend sabri's Emna,her character was a bit off putting unlike her sister meriem, who ghalya ben ali played the part quite well, perhaps it was the role but the one who really did shine & is a promising talent is the young meriem, Azza baaziz, who was able to convey her emotions & suffering better than anyone else in the film in my opinion. Moufida tlatli seems to have found another young promising talent in her just like she did with Hend sabri in the silences of the palace ten years ago. This film will be enjoyed by those who liked silences even if not in the same level of grandeur, this one is about breaking tradition, confronting your past & finding yourself.

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