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Man of Ashes (1986)

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In the ensuing days before his wedding bridegroom Hachemi faces both the anxieties of the future and the shadows of the past. His best friend, Farfat, is the topic of street graffiti and ... See full summary »

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Nouri Bouzid

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Credited cast:
Khadija Abaoub Khadija Abaoub
Sarra Abdelhadi Sarra Abdelhadi
Mustapha Adouani Mustapha Adouani ... Ameur
Khaled Akrout Khaled Akrout
Yacoub Bchiri Yacoub Bchiri ... Levy
Habib Belhadi Habib Belhadi
Mahmoud Belhassen Mahmoud Belhassen
Noureddine Ben Ayed Noureddine Ben Ayed
Souad Ben Sliman Souad Ben Sliman
Fathia Chaabane Fathia Chaabane
Wassila Chaouki Wassila Chaouki ... Sejra
Hamadi Dekhil Hamadi Dekhil
Jamila Dhrif Jamila Dhrif
Mohamed Dhrif Mohamed Dhrif ... Azaiez
Habiba Gargouri Habiba Gargouri
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In the ensuing days before his wedding bridegroom Hachemi faces both the anxieties of the future and the shadows of the past. His best friend, Farfat, is the topic of street graffiti and local gossip, which calls his manhood into question. This ripples out to affect Hachemi for, unbeknownst to anyone, as apprenticed youths they were molested by Ameur, the local carpenter. Farfat is banished from his father's home and the shared secret between the two friends threatens to undo more than just the wedding, but their very lives. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Tunisia

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Arabic

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11 May 1990 (Netherlands) See more »

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Man of Ashes See more »

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Cinétéléfilms, Satpec See more »
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1.55 : 1
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high tension drama from Tunisia
23 April 2002 | by wdw-3See all my reviews

I was prepared for a somber, somewhat arty piece. I was afraid it would be over serious and slow. Well, it is very serious. But I was impressed how the dramatic tension stemming from the two main character's inner torture was so high that scenes of conflict tended to almost literally explode off the screen. This is most noticeable in the scene when Hachemi leaves the dinner table in a rage after finding out his parents invited the man who molested him and his friend Farfat to his wedding. Less than a minute after he storms up to his room a real storm wind comes along, knocks things around, breaks glass and whisks away most of the tents and so forth that they had prepared for the wedding. This scene is also notable for the editing. A lot more cuts than I had expected. A shot of the window shattering, kids rushing in doors, birds, etc. The editing does a lot throughout the film to not only create pacing but to also add a certain poetic quality. Another explosive scene is towards the end when Hachemi and Farfat are brought by their friends to a brothel of sorts. The way this scene turns back and forth dramatically is almost dizzying. Overall a very powerful film.


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