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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 Tunisia, is the site where three nice seventeen-year-old girls live: Gigi, Sicilian and Catholic; Meriem, Tunisian and Arab; Tina, French ... See full summary »

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Férid Boughedir
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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
Fatma Ben Saïdane Fatma Ben Saïdane ... Taita
Jamel Sassi Jamel Sassi ... Tewfik
Radhouane Meddeb Radhouane Meddeb ... Vénus
Michael Journo Michael Journo ... Jacky
Hatem Berrabeh Hatem Berrabeh ... Salvatore
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Summer, 1967. La Goulette, the touristic beach of Tunisia, 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

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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A thought provoking movie.
25 January 2006 | by GabriellaIWKSee all my reviews

This film, although pleasant enough seems to start at a really slow pace. One may find themselves wondering when it will manage to get to its 'point' as it were. The film shows the harmony between a community of Muslims, Jews and Christians in a small town in Tunisia. A Summer in Gaulette manages to nicely give a sense of community that transcends religious barriers, focusing on Youssef (muslim), Giuseppe (catholic), Jojo (jewish)and their three daughters. Their acceptance of the other religions around them are put to the test when their daughters are found to be interested in boys from other religious backgrounds. It manages to make us question how tolerant we really are, and the strength of friendship when fundamental beliefs are tested. In light of this film's rather heavy undertone Boughedir still manages to add elements of comedy and a rite of passage aspect in regard to the daughters. In spite of the comedy at the very end of the film a tragic and rather sobering fact is introduced. As their 'tolerant'microcosm will face its biggest threat from the world outside. Youssef, Jojo and Giuseppe's friendship faces their biggest test yet.


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Country:

Tunisia | France | Belgium

Language:

French | Arabic | Italian

Release Date:

25 December 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Saeif Halq Al Wadi See more »

Filming Locations:

La Goulette, Tunis, Tunisia

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Dolby

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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