Fatima lives on her own with two daughters to support: 15-year old Souad, a teenager in revolt, and 18-year old Nesrine, who is starting medical school. Fatima speaks French poorly and is constantly frustrated by her daily interactions with her daughters. Her pride and joy, they are also a source of worry. To ensure the best possible future for them, she works odd hours as a cleaning woman. One day, she takes a fall on the stairs. On leave, Fatima begins to write to her daughters in Arabic that which she has never been able to express in French. Written by
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Producer Fabienne Vonnier came to Philippe Faucon with the project but unfortunately died before work started. See more
Lyrics by Jean Fauque
and Alain Bashung
Music by Alain Bashung
Performed by Alain Bashung
(from the 1991 album "Osez Joséphine") See more