A street teenager from a dysfunctional family from a banlieue (HLMs) in Paris comes across a young dancer who turns her life upside down.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oulaya Amamra ...
Déborah Lukumuena ...
Kevin Mischel ...
Djigui (as Kevin Mishel)
Jisca Kalvanda ...
Yasin Houicha ...
Majdouline Idrissi ...
Myriam, la mère
Bass Dhem ...
Monsieur Camara
Farid Larbi ...
Maryama Soumare ...
Madame Camara (as Mariama Soumaré)
Wilfried Romoli ...
Tania Dessources ...
Madame Labutte
Mounir Amamra ...
Gars cité
Samir Zbrouki ...
Mohamed Ourdache ...
Agent de sécurité
Garba Tounkara ...
Collègue Djigui


A street teenager from a dysfunctional family from a banlieue (HLMs) in Paris comes across a young dancer who turns her life upside down.

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

18 November 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Divinas  »

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€2,440,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Because the role was so physically demanding, Houda Benyamina had Oulaya Amamra train for a year in parkour and dance before filming began. See more »


References Blood and Bone (2009) See more »


Dixit Dominus, HWV 232: VII. De torrente in via bibet
by John Eliot Gardiner, Katherine Fuge, Angela Kazimierczuk, Monteverdi Choir
© 2016 Easy Tiger
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16 December 2016 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I watched "Divines" carefully. When you follow the story of the movie, a few questions are coming up and the most important one is What the movie was trying to say to audiences? Well, the movie is trying to point out that achieving money in any dirty deal cannot buy a good true friendship. That is what I speculated. Family and society have very important roles in educating children and forming their characters. We see Dounia who has different troubles in her life including her family. She dreams for having money to change her life and her mother's too. But the way she went through it was not right. By making wrong decisions, she lost her best friend. However, she did regular crime acts to favor herself. The movie has a few extra plots and scenes. Moreover, it doesn't show what happens after murdering the boss guy (I forgot his name) for stealing his money from his home.If the story could be going on, then Dounia had to be arrested by police. However, this could be shown in the movie instead of extra dancing scenes!

In addition to the explanations stated above, the action of players was OK, specially Oulaya Amamra as Dounia. Sound, make up and music were fine. All in all, I was expecting a better movie. My big problem about this movie is its story. I know people who read my review may not be find it useful because I criticized it from the point of my view in a way they disagree. My rate is 5/10.

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