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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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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. They must face the strong reaction of the brutal men. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Finally, courage!
16 November 2011 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Finally, a movie dares to speak about the unspoken, about the reality behind the so-called "freedom of worship"; finally, someone has the guts to denounce the unbearable situation of women in those regions, or even in our regions because of the laxity of our democracies, ready to flout human rights in the name of a would-be tolerance! This cannot stand any more: voices have to raise, the tables have to be thumped, the headscarfs have to fall. Women aren't objects, and this movie reminds us of it well. It is time for them to get back their dignity, to take control of their lives, to become the equal of men. The movie succeeds to combine the seriousness of this situation with some touches of humor, bringing us back to the absurdity of men behaviour whose anxiety, frustration and lack of confidence in themselves led to the destruction of many women who just wanted to live.


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