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The Wedding Song (2008)
"Le chant des mariées" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  17 December 2008 (France)
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The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewess who are both preparing for their marriages.

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Myriam
Olympe Borval ...
Nour
Najib Oudghiri ...
Khaled
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Raoul
Karin Albou ...
Tita
Lassad Boumnijel ...
père de Nour
Nejia Jendoubi ...
mère de Nour
Hichem Rostom ...
père de Raoul
Jaouida Vaugan ...
mère de Raoul
Noureddine Bousselmi ...
Si Mustapha
Habiba Songri ...
soeur de Nour
Skander Capizzi ...
frère de Nour
Saleh Trifi ...
oncle de Nour
Inchirah Zitouni ...
Hannana
Dalila Meftahi ...
Patronne du hammam
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The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewess who are both preparing for their marriages.

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Engaging but Uncompelling
28 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

During WWII, the lifelong friendship between two young women (one Muslim, one Jewish) in Tunisia is tested when the Nazis take over the country. This is a good-looking film with fine performances from Brochere and Boval as the two women, although the characters are not very well developed. While generally engaging, it fails to be compelling, particularly for those not invested in the cultures portrayed here. It also doesn't offer any new insights about the religious themes it explores. It is sensitively directed by Albou, who also plays the mother of one of the young women. There are some surprisingly frank scenes depicting the grooming of Brochere for her wedding night.


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