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The Dove's Lost Necklace (1991)

Le collier perdu de la colombe (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 30 March 1994 (France)
This second feature in Nacer Khemir's "Desert Trilogy" is a visually ravishing folktale reminiscent of THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS. The story revolves around Hassan, who is studying Arabic ... See full summary »

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Nacer Khemir

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Credited cast:
Navin Chowdhry ... Hassan
Walid Arakji Walid Arakji ... Zin
Ninar Esber Ninar Esber ... Aziz
Noureddine Kasbaoui Noureddine Kasbaoui ... Calligrapher
Jamil Joudi Jamil Joudi ... Giaffar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sonia Hochlaff Sonia Hochlaff
Chloé Rejon Chloé Rejon
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This second feature in Nacer Khemir's "Desert Trilogy" is a visually ravishing folktale reminiscent of THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS. The story revolves around Hassan, who is studying Arabic calligraphy from a grand master. Coming across a fragment of manuscript, Hassan goes in search of the missing pieces, believing that once he finds them, he will learn the secrets of love. With the help of Zin, a lovers' go-between, he meets the beautiful Aziz, Princess of Samarkand. After encountering wars, a battle between false prophets and an ancient curse, he learns that an entire lifetime would not suffice for him to learn the many dimensions of love. Tunisian director Nacer Khemir, also a poet, painter and professional storyteller, notes: "The film takes place in Moslem Andalusia of the 11th century. But it's not a question of reconstituting a given time and place, but rather of summoning up the reflection of a forgotten garden, and out of a yearning for peace, so difficult to protect from ...

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30 March 1994 (France) See more »

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It does magic a magician immediately its figures on the white linen ...
29 August 2003 | by MaximusQ8See all my reviews

With dream like pretty pictures and in of (( 1001 )) nights, the oriental fairy tale narrator Nacer Khemir swears to the prime of the andalusia Arabic high culture.

At the world-famous medieval book ( The Necklace the Deaf - of the Dear and the Loving )... remembering, describes would love the tunisian facets of rich in contrast that, for which alone the Arabic language knows sixty concepts.

At the same time the story of Hassan that at a master calligraphy learns creates, the frame for pliant connected episode.

End them the magic ban of the princess of Samarkand crystallizes singed carries itself out, whose picture Hassan on one book side with itself.

The film takes us with into a time, in which spirits and visions were yet real. In its world, we discover the peaceful living together of different culture, religions and life form.

How its books also Khemir's films traces of the life follow just as traces of the imagination are awake, how it out of the life. It does magic a magician immediately its figures on the white linen, lets change it it through a room, that seems of the time lost.

at last I can breviating that review in three words ... (( an Arabian Cinematic Masterpiece ! ))


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