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The Source (2011)
"La source des femmes" (original title)

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A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favors if their men refuse to fetch water from a remote well.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Leila
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Loubna / Esmeralda
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Fatima
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Sami
Biyouna ...
Vieux Fusil
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Rachida
Karim Leklou ...
Karim
Mohamed Majd ...
Hussein
Mohamed Tsouli ...
L'imam
Omar Azzouzi ...
Le cheikh
Saad Tsouli ...
Mohamed
Amal Chakir ...
Khadija
Amina Boussaif ...
Nawale
Nadia Zaoui ...
Yasmina
Farida Bouaazaoui ...
Karima
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In a remote and primitive patriarchal village between the North of Africa and the Middle East, the land has dried and the women traditionally bring water from a distant fountain to their houses while the idle husbands drink tea in the bar. The educated Leïla, who is the wife of the local teacher Sami, begins a sex strike movement among the women, supported by the elder Vieux Fusil (meaning old flintlock), to force the men to bring water to the village. There is a strong reaction from the brutal men, but the brave women resist until they achieve their goal. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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La source des femmes  »

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Strong and very moving struggle
8 June 2013 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

The Source is an excellent Arabic movie about the social modernization of the Maghreb back country, that westerners can easily associate with.

The good. Powerful subjects. Extremely compelling story, touching and full of emotions. Tightly built scenario. Nice B and C stories. Very realistic characters. Actual setting, nothing fake.

The bad. Nothing.

The ugly. Nothing.

The result. Many can enjoy this flick, but highly recommended to anyone who like social justice, grass root non-violent movements, or tales set in a simple village. Not recommended to those who like slick movies.


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