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Selim, a young man adrift, is a transvestite and a prostitute who desperately longs for his father's love. Omar, his father, lives a secluded life of grief and has never recovered from the ... See full summary »

Director:

Amal Bedjaoui
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohamed Hicham Mohamed Hicham ... Selim
Hammou Graïa Hammou Graïa ... Omar
Isabelle Pichaud Isabelle Pichaud ... Louise
Aurélien Recoing ... Max
Licino Da Silva Licino Da Silva ... Gérant de l'hôtel
Olivier Rabourdin ... Captain Lopez
Philippe Carta Philippe Carta ... Agresseur 1
Walid Afkir Walid Afkir ... Agresseur 2
Hervé Blanc Hervé Blanc ... Le client des toilettes
Xavier Maly ... Le client de Louise
Benouar Habibi Benouar Habibi ... Agresseur 3
Rachid Saïd Rachid Saïd ... Agresseur 4
Bruno Bordas Bruno Bordas ... Policier en civil
Antoine Coudère Antoine Coudère ... Policier en tenue
Christelle Dagron Christelle Dagron ... Interne Samu
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Selim, a young man adrift, is a transvestite and a prostitute who desperately longs for his father's love. Omar, his father, lives a secluded life of grief and has never recovered from the loss of his wife. Like two lonely ships, they pass silently without ever really connecting. Only destiny will bring father and son together... a little too late. Written by Bedjaoui, Amal

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 August 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Son See more »

Company Credits

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ML Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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A story about an Algerian handsome young man who prostitutes himself in Paris.?
29 August 2004 | by georges-b1See all my reviews

It is a film very sober, intimate, no brilliant, but very right about the "milieu" of the masculine prostitution in Paris. It' looks like almost a documentary. No special effects, no spectacular sequences, no zeal, no demonstration. Just a main idea which conducts you to the point: the death, permanently. With the collaboration of two actors remarkables: Mohamed Hicham and Hammou Graïa (we remember him in the film "L'Homme blessé" of Patrice Chéreau, and also his great prestations as a theater actor), this director makes an impressive film with simplicity in the present cinematographic context.


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