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Daughter of Keltoum (2001)

La fille de Keltoum (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 10 April 2002 (France)
An extraordinary story of a young woman raised in Switzerland who travels back to Algeria, her birthplace, to meet and kill her natural mother, who abandoned her shortly after birth. Along ... See full summary »

Director:

Mehdi Charef

Writer:

Mehdi Charef (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Cylia Malki ... Rallia
Baya Belal Baya Belal ... Nedjma
Jean-Roger Milo Jean-Roger Milo ... Djibril
Fatima Ben Saïdane Fatima Ben Saïdane ... La femme répudiée
Déborah Lamy Déborah Lamy ... Kaltoum (as Deborah Lamy)
Brahim Ben Salah Brahim Ben Salah ... Le grand-père
Samira Draa Samira Draa ... Souad
Mostefa Zerguine Mostefa Zerguine ... Chauffeur car 1
Habib Zrafi Habib Zrafi ... Routier
Lotfi Yahya Jedidi Lotfi Yahya Jedidi ... Chauffeur bus 2 (as Lotfi Yahya)
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An extraordinary story of a young woman raised in Switzerland who travels back to Algeria, her birthplace, to meet and kill her natural mother, who abandoned her shortly after birth. Along the way, she is exposed to the brutality of desert life and, in particular, the abuses that men heap upon women in fundamentalist, third world countries. Birth, death and life in general, have little meaning as people struggle for survival. The scenery is stark but at the same time beautiful and the faces of the characters that she meet are marvelous. The film was made in Tunisia, as it does not cast a particularly good light on Algerian men and probably could not have gotten permission to be filmed in Algeria where Sharia is the law of the land. Written by Bigdgun

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Belgium | Tunisia

Language:

French | Arabic

Release Date:

10 April 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bent Keltoum See more »

Filming Locations:

Tunisia

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Color
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Disappointing
19 December 2007 | by darradjirSee all my reviews

I do not recommend this movie , because it's inaccurate and misleading, this story was supposed to be in Algerian Berber territory, this one was shot in the southern Tunisian desert, (completetly different culture, I know I am from both Tunisia and Algeria), the other shocking element was the character of her companion aunt, speaks in the movie with a very eloquent french, university level academic french while the character she plays was supposed to be of a disturbed never left her mountain kind of personage, so living as a Bedouin with that kind of education i that context is impossible, The most disgraceful scene and disrespectful especially for the people of the region is the "femme repudiee" segment which is s pure invention from the writer/director, things like that will never happen in a Algerian Society ever!!!


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