6.6/10
625
6 user 7 critic

A Summer in La Goulette (1996)

Un été à La Goulette (original title)
TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama | 25 December 1996 (France)
Summer, 1967. La Goulette, the touristic beach of Tunisi, is the site where three nice seventeen-year-old girls live: Gigi, sicilian and catholic; Meriem, Tunisian and Arab; Tina, French ... See full summary »

Director:

Férid Boughedir
Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A coming-of-age comedy/drama set in Tunisia. Twelve-year-old Noura is an impressionable boy who must learn to reconcile two conflicting worlds - the loving world of Muslim women and the ... See full summary »

Director: Férid Boughedir
Stars: Selim Boughedir, Mustapha Adouani, Rabia Ben Abdallah
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

As she grows up, Alia (the daughter of housemaid Khedija) learns the secrets of the peaceful palace where she and her mother live.

Director: Moufida Tlatli
Stars: Amel Hedhili, Najia Ouerghi, Hind Sabri
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewish woman who are both preparing for their marriages.

Director: Karin Albou
Stars: Lizzie Brocheré, Olympe Borval, Najib Oudghiri
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A few months before the revolution in Tunisia, 18 year-old Farah has a passion for life and sings in a political rock band. Her mother, knowing the dangers of Tunisia, wants her to pursue a career as a doctor.

Director: Leyla Bouzid
Stars: Baya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Ayari
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Once upon a time (in 2010 - to be more exact), there was a naive young man called Zizou, who came to a magic city (Tunis, to be more precise) where, on a popular souk and after some ... See full summary »

Director: Férid Boughedir
Stars: Zied Ayadi, Sarra Hannachi, Fatima Ben Saïdane
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Moufida Tlatli
Stars: Rabia Ben Abdallah, Sabah Bouzouita, Ghalia Benali
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Sami and Sara, a Tunisian couple in their thirties, lead a peaceful life and seem happy, until a tragedy befalls. BORDERS OF HEAVEN is the story of an ordinary family whose life takes a ... See full summary »

Director: Fares Naanaa
Stars: Lotfi Abdelli, Anissa Daoud, Sophie Ghodhbane
Choufli Hal (2005–2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Sboui, a comic character, lives with his brother and mother many funny adventure in the old building of a fortune teller, and fall in love with her daughter. he works at the office of his brother, a psychotherapist, as a secretary.

Stars: Kamel Touati, Sofiane Chaari, Jamila Chihi
Look at Me II (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Lotfi, a forty-something Tunisian immigrant, leads the life of a small-time thug in the Noailles neighborhood of Marseille. His daily life is occupied by his home-appliance store and ... See full summary »

Director: Néjib Belkadhi
Stars: Nidhal Saadi, Sawssen Maalej
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The movie focuses on the relationships between women: those of friends, housekeeper/servant, student/teacher, and particularly the relationship of mother and daughter as they experience the... See full summary »

Director: Moufida Tlatli
Stars: Hiam Abbass, Dorra Zarrouk, Hichem Rostom
Inhebek Hedi (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Hedi, a young man with great dreams, is struggling his way through social conventions in Tunisia. While his mother tries to decide his life for him, Hedi meets Rim and suddenly he discovers that his world goes beyond and above conventions.

Director: Mohamed Ben Attia
Stars: Majd Mastoura, Rym Ben Messaoud, Sabah Bouzouita
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The 40-year-old Omrane is in charge to find maid placements in Tunis for the girls from his village. But the most rebel of the girls has escaped and he has to look for her to get her back ... See full summary »

Director: Nouri Bouzid
Stars: Ahmed Hafiene, Hind Sabri, Oumeyma Ben Afsia
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonia Mankaï Sonia Mankaï ... Meriem
Ava Cohen-Jonathan Ava Cohen-Jonathan ... Tina
Sarah Pariente Sarah Pariente ... Gigi
Mustapha Adouani Mustapha Adouani ... Youssef
Amel Hedhili Amel Hedhili ... Wassila
Guy Nataf Guy Nataf ... Jojo
Hélène Catzaras Hélène Catzaras ... Lucia
Ivo Salerno Ivo Salerno ... Giuseppe
Gamil Ratib ... Hadj Beji
Lisa Seror Lisa Seror ... Fritna
Fatima Ben Saïdane Fatima Ben Saïdane ... Taita
Jamel Sassi Jamel Sassi ... Tewfik
Radhouane Meddeb Radhouane Meddeb ... Vénus
Michael Journo Michael Journo ... Jacky
Hatem Berrabeh Hatem Berrabeh ... Salvatore
Edit

Storyline

Summer, 1967. La Goulette, the touristic beach of Tunisi, is the site where three nice seventeen-year-old girls live: Gigi, sicilian and catholic; Meriem, Tunisian and Arab; Tina, French and Jewish. They would like to have their first sexual experience during that summer, challenging their families. Their fathers, Youssef, Jojo and Giuseppe, are old friends and their friendship will be in crisis because of the girls, while Hadj, an old rich Arab, would like to marry Meriem. Written by Adalberto Fornario

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Tunisia | France | Belgium

Language:

French | Arabic | Italian

Release Date:

25 December 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Summer in La Goulette See more »

Filming Locations:

La Goulette, Tunis, Tunisia

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Hep Taxi!: Claudia Cardinale See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Easygoing film, with challenging elements
1 October 1999 | by allyjackSee all my reviews

When we're told at the end that the Arab-Israeli war started a day after the film's last scene, the transience of what we've been watching is underlined - we realize (if we haven't already) that the summer of the title is a figurative as well as a literal setting. The film is in part a largely timeless evocation of eroticism, incident and youthful entanglements, but with a highly specific undertone of racial bickering - it's a melting pot of religious and ethnic allegiances which seems in danger of blowing (the main confrontations here revolving around sex). As so often, it's mainly the men who perpetrate the worst excesses of tribalism, with the women more conciliatory, more progressive (the film sums up the tensions impinging on the younger women through its discussion, later implemented, of going naked under the veil - adhering to tradition while eroticizing, indeed scandalizing it). Despite these challenging elements, it's an episodic, easygoing film, with a languid, glistening sexiness that sometimes has a distinctly dangerous charge; in the end though it fades away rather, despite the political underlining of the closing caption.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed