Rid of her rival Gloria, Aïcha will do everything to make her boss proud, with Ginette's help. Patrick presents her with a love ultimatum: their mothers must meet. And to top it off, things are getting worse in the neighborhood.

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Sofia Essaïdi ...
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Monsieur Bouamazza
Rabia Mokeddem ...
Farida Khelfa ...
Malika
Biyouna ...
Shemss Audat ...
Priscilla Attal-Sfez ...
Lisa (as Priscilla Attal)
Linda Bouhenni ...
Firmine Richard ...
Madame Ginette
Blanche Raynal ...
La mère de Patrick
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Axel Kiener ...
Patrick
Philippe Lavil ...
Monsieur Maurice
Jean Benguigui ...
Bunny Godillot ...
Madame Maillard
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Rid of her rival Gloria, Aïcha will do everything to make her boss proud, with Ginette's help. Patrick presents her with a love ultimatum: their mothers must meet. And to top it off, things are getting worse in the neighborhood.

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'Aïcha: La grande débrouille' - is well worth watching.
18 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This made for TV French drama about life in a tower block is entertaining. A thriving oddball community lives in the 18 storey block where the lives of all are blighted by non-working elevators. At first residents hold impromptu meetings that lead only to discontent with one another. No plans are agreed on how to force the tower block company to make the repairs. However, the key character, Aicha (Sofia Essaidi) gains everyone's attention and disgruntled residents start to listen.

Aicha works closely with Ginette (Firmine Richard) her boss, and has a love interest in Patrick. Gradually, Aicha involves more people, while others form a media pressure group 'Elevators for All' and decide to film weary residents climbing the stairs. Patrick places an ultimatum to Aicha that theirs mothers, one French the other Arabic, must meet or their relationship ends. The mothers do meet though that turns into a calamitous situation when Aicha's father (Amidou) returns home unexpectedly. The elevator parts are needed from Romania, so in steps Ionescu, Romanian ex-lover of one of Aicha's friends. By hook or by crook, the story and the elevators come together well.

Patrick disappears for a time but returns and also finds a way to speed up the elevator repairs, to Aich'a delight. The plot is gentle, witty and unusual in that there are no real dramas except in the daily lives and mishaps of the characters, including one man's dog, too sick to negotiate eighteen flights of stairs, and dies. Even that leads to love when a neighbour many floors below empathises and mourns with him. Well made, with a frenetic dialogue at times and chilled in places too – this story has an unmistakable feel-good factor.


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