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L'enfant endormi (2004)

In the northeast of contemporary Morocco, Zeinab, a young wife watches her husband leave the country to go underground the day after their wedding. Zeinab is expecting a child. While she is... See full summary »

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Yasmine Kassari

Writer:

Yasmine Kassari
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Mounia Osfour Mounia Osfour ... Zeinab
Rachida Brakni ... Halima
Nermine Elhaggar Nermine Elhaggar ... Siham
Fatna Abdessamie Fatna Abdessamie ... La grand-mère
Khamsa Abdessamie Khamsa Abdessamie ... La mère
Issa Abdessamie Issa Abdessamie ... Amziane
Mimoun Abdessamie Mimoun Abdessamie ... Ahmed
Driss Abdessamie Driss Abdessamie ... Hassan
Rabie Kassari Rabie Kassari ... L'instituteur
Driss Belkasmi Driss Belkasmi ... Le guérisseur
Mohamed Abdessamie Mohamed Abdessamie ... Le petit garçon
Mohamed Mokhtari Mohamed Mokhtari ... Le chauffeur du camion rouge
Hadda Abdessamie Hadda Abdessamie ... La femme à la caméra
Siham Darghal Siham Darghal ... Jemäa
Halima Driss Halima Driss ... La mère d'Halima
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In the northeast of contemporary Morocco, Zeinab, a young wife watches her husband leave the country to go underground the day after their wedding. Zeinab is expecting a child. While she is waiting for her husband to return she lulls the foetus to sleep. Time goes by and the husband does not come back. Written by Anonymous

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Belgium | Morocco

Release Date:

2 March 2005 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

El niño dormido See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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What is the truth behind such a film ?
24 August 2008 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Belgian film "L'Enfant Endormi" is a major disappointment.It cannot be termed as a committed feature film as the material presented in this film is only suitable for making a meaningful documentary film.What we see in this film cannot be deemed as correct stuff for a feature film as a simple plot involving Arab men going abroad for work has been extended to make a film out of it.The good thing about the film is its socialist cause.Moroccan filmmaker Yasmine Kassari has done a good humanist job by making us aware of an archaic practice wherein Arab women put their fetus to sleep as their husbands have gone abroad in search of a job.This is a bizarre practice which is taking place in many African countries.It is quite possible that this film might be construed as a biased work as nothing much is shown about men who have disappeared.Yasmine Kassari has directed a film which will surely appeal to feminists and cultural pundits.This is the only virtue of this film which is much too soporific.


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