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A Summer in La Goulette (1996)

Un été à La Goulette (original title)
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
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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
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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

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The Reverse 80s Teen Sex Formula
14 November 2017 | by hddu10See all my reviews

This film wistfully evokes the memories of a bygone time and place in a seaside quarter of French Tunisia. For a brief period after World War II the population of French Jews, Italian Christians and Arab muslims appeared to coexist in a cohesive society that had formed over a hundred years. In this setting 3 young female friends (one from each aforementioned segment of society) make a pact to "lose it" by the end of the summer. However, on the eve of Tunisian Independence from France and the ramifications of living in a Muslim Arab country as opposed to a secular "Western" colony, each citizen is forced to look at the reality of their place in society. The film goes out of its way to show that everyone's is the same deep down; that there are basic needs, desires and short-comings that define all humans. This, coupled with the fact that the citizenry seem to describe La Goulette as "paradise" (it was far from it...I know this first hand) simply make this film come off as the fanciful reminiscing of an old man talking about a "lost time and place" which actually never existed. Mediocre acting, but great cinematography.


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