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Noémie / Malika
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Mamie
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Fabrice
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Touki
Michel Lagueyrie ...
Marsat
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Pali (as Wojtek Pszoniak)
Eric Poulain ...
Le jeune policier
Omar-Echériff Attalah ...
Tarek
Hajar Nouma ...
Zora
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Marie Denarnaud ...
Charlotte
Jean-Marc Stehlé ...
Blanchet
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Nicole
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A bourgeois couple, modern yet conventional. One night by accident, a young prostitute barges into their lives. Hounded down, beaten up, threatened, she will continue to struggle, with the help of a well off lady, first for her survival-her resurrection-then for her dignity and freedom. Stormy encounters for everyone involved. Written by <aelsilva@studiocanal.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Crime

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FRF 48,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,776,824 (France) (5 October 2001)

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$197,397 (USA) (22 August 2003)
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1.66 : 1
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Visa d'exploitation en France #90446. See more »

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So flute
(2000)
Composed by Ludovic Navarre
Performed by Ludovic Navarre (as St Germain)
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Great Movie
25 January 2003 | by (San Diego, California USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in Paris last year (2001). It is a delight. It maintains a modicum of comedy around a very violent and wrenching subject. It begins with a young prostitute fleeing for her life after practically being killed from a beating. France has a large Arab population. The young lady happens to be Arabic. This film plays on this clash of cultures and also plays on the clash between the sexes. I highly recommend it.


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