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Le harem de Mme Osmane (2000)

In Algiers in 1993, while the civil war is starting, Mrs Osmane's tenants have to endure her bad temper. Her husband left her and the fear to lose her respectability haunt her. The former ... See full summary »

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Madame Osmane
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Latifa Ahrar ...
Woman in black
Khadija Ait Hamou ...
Shepherd
Samia Akarriou ...
Fadila, the bride
Myriam Amarouchene ...
Yasmine
Ait Ahmed Mohammed Aminit
Saïda Baadi ...
Drunk woman
Hicham Bahloul ...
Gas station attendant
Rafiq Bakr ...
Bearded man
Djemel Barek ...
Sid Ali
Omar Bekhaled ...
Nasser
Najwa Ben Karroun
Latifa Benakouche ...
Singer
Slimane Benaïssa ...
Military man
Fatiha Berber ...
Nasser's mother
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In Algiers in 1993, while the civil war is starting, Mrs Osmane's tenants have to endure her bad temper. Her husband left her and the fear to lose her respectability haunt her. The former member of the Resistance during the Independence War persists in controlling the slightest moves of the households rather than struggle against her own frustrations. Learning her daughter is in love, the possibility of finding herself alone will push her to the limit: The symbolical Mrs Osmane "harem" is about to collapse. Written by AnonymousB

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Ouin saudi ouin
Composed by Anka Mohamed
Performed by Elhadj Mohamed El Anka
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modern algeria
22 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

the first review printed here is about a totally different film....this film takes place in the algeria of today and is about the problems of getting married.....the acting is excellent, the dialogue is almost entirely in french although the singing is in arabic....if one were to know algeria only from the news reports in the international press, one would be very surprised at this portrait of algerian society....available in france on dvd.....


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